Tag: Simulacra

Did Baudrillard foretell the advent of fake news? From disinformation to hyperinformation

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) is not the most often cited of the post-war French philosophers. Yet, radical, nihilistic, prophetic, Baudrillard’s philosophical critique of post-modern society, and specifically his idea of the ‘hyperinformation society’ emanating from his more well-known concept of ‘hyperreality’, is surprisingly apt for understanding the current climate of fake news. Today, ‘fake news’ has…

Badiou’s Jurisprudence II: ‘We Have Become Simulacra’

As a follow-up to Badiou’s Jurisprudence: The Event of Law and The Law of The Event, Jose Rosales asks whether the alliance with Vergès is quite so straight-forward. If freedom, as Deleuze claims, is to engage in jurisprudence, do we not encounter a paradox in the alliance between Alain Badiou and Jacques Vergès? A paradox…