The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

Jean Baudrillard Baddeley J. St. John


The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

  • Title: The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena
  • Author: Jean Baudrillard Baddeley J. St. John
  • ISBN: 9780860915881
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback



In this, his most important collection of essays since Le systeme des objets, Jean Baudrillard contemplates Western culture after the orgy the orgy, that is, of the revolutions of the 1960s The sexual revolution has led, he argues, not to sexual liberation but to a reign of transvestism, to a confusion of the categories of man and woman to the androgenous and FrankenstIn this, his most important collection of essays since Le systeme des objets, Jean Baudrillard contemplates Western culture after the orgy the orgy, that is, of the revolutions of the 1960s The sexual revolution has led, he argues, not to sexual liberation but to a reign of transvestism, to a confusion of the categories of man and woman to the androgenous and Frankenstein appeal of a Michael Jackson The revolution in art has led to a transaesthetic realm of indifference The cybernetic revolution has blurred the distinction between man and machine, while the political revolution has led to a transpolitics that merely simulates old political forms Such are the points of Baudrillard s compass as he steers his way through the mental landscape of this febrile fin de siecle.


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Eskiden yolculuk yapmak, bir yerde olmanın ya da hiçbir yerde olmamanın yoluydu. Bugün, bir yerde olma duygusunu hissetmenin tek yoludur. Kendi evimde, her türlü enformasyonla bir yığın ekranla çevrelenmiş olarak, hiçbir yerde değilim artık.KÖTÜLÜĞÜN ŞEFFAFLIĞI-La Transparance du Mal-Jean BAUDRILLARD

Jean Baudrillard was probably one of the contemporary French postmodern philosophers and sociologists whose ideas were most accessible (relatively speaking) and well-received in the United States. This was my first time reading Baudrillard first-hand, and some of the ideas were surprising. This book is from the Verso Radical Thinkers imprint, which always has me expecting politically revolutionary ideas, or overt Marxism, neither of which Baudrillard embraces. In fact, he explicitly identifies h [...]

The original French publication in 1990, one can imagine JB writing it with the attitude of "yo bitches, I'm Jean Baudrillard, don't even tell me what to say". In it he indulges his obsessions: cloning, the failure of identity, terrorism, etc. He presents our technological mastery over the world as bringing out the subversive in the inanimate. As if our imperfections in execution are what protect us from the consequences of our intentions. Perfection as a form of hell.

"Artık büyümüyor, ur halini alıyoruz. Hızlı çoğalma toplumundayız; hiçbir belirgin hedefe göre kendini düzenlemeden büyümeyi sürdüren bir toplumdayız. Urlaşan bir toplum, kendi tanımına aldırmadan, kontrolsüz biçimde gelişen ve nedenlerin yitimiyle sonuçların yığıldığı bir toplumdur. "

"Her kişi kendi görünümünü arıyor. Kendi varoluşunu ileri sürmek artık olanaklı olmadığından, ne var olmayı ne de bakılıyor olmayı dert etmeksizin boy göstermekten başka yapılacak bir şey kalmıyor geriye Varım, buradayım değil; görülüyorum, bir imajım; bak bana, bak! Narsisizm bile değil bu; sığ bir dışadönüklük, herkesin kendi görünüşünün menajeri haline geldiği bir tür reklamcı saflığı."Baudrillard’ın karamsarlığını seviyorum. İlk cüml [...]

A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. These essays are bizarre almost to the point of incomprehensibility, tricked out with absurd metaphors and alliterative phrases. He begins by postulating that "all the goals of liberation are behind us", "the revolution has well and truly happened." I don't think he lives in the same world as the rest of us. The anonymous blurb from the NY Times on the back cover describes him as a "lone ranger of the post-Marxist left" but the [...]

OffDil değil de içerik içerik bitirdi beni. Okuduğum ilk ağır kitap değildi fakat en ağırı diyebilirim sanırım Baudrillard'ın bu kitabı için.Kötülüğün Şeffaflığı, kapakta belirtildiği üzere aşırı fenomenler üzerine yazılmış denemelerden oluşuyor.1960'lar sonrası yaşanan özgürlük ve demokrasi devrimlerinden endüstrileşme, sanayi ve kapitalizmin insanı getirdiği noktaya, objeler ve insanlarla arasındaki ilişkiden iletişim çağına, içine düştüğü [...]

Muhteşem . Okuduğum en iyi kitap diyebilirim. Çevirmen e özel teşekkürler.

A breathtaking discussion of human destiny and our relationship to external systems in the aftermath of an age of liberation.

În The Transparency of Evil (Le Transparence du Mal, 1990), Jean Baudrillard sugera că, prin intermediul imaginii, lumea e văzută în discontinuitatea şi în fragmentarea ei, astfel că, nesimulând nici timpul, nici mişcarea, este nerealistă. În viziunea lui Baudrillard, a crea o imagine constă în a dezbrăca obiectul de toate trăsăturile lui: greutate, continuitate, sens şi, prin această exorcizare, imaginea capătă fascinaţie.Singurele fotografii autentice sunt cele luate prin [...]

raz mesafeli bakarsak, her özgürleşmenin varacağı kaçınılmaz noktanın dolaşım ağlarını teşvik etmek ve beslemek olduğunu söyleyebiliriz.Özgür kalan şeyler sonu gelmez bir biçimde birbirinin yerine geçmeye ve böylelikle gitgide artan belirsizliğe ve şüphecilik ilkesine mahkumdurlar"Çağın en okunası filozoflarından Baudrillard (yine bi fransızca isim okuma çabaları-sanırım bodriyard diye okunuyor böyle de yazılıyor) 'kendini aşmayan şey sürekli bir tekrarl [...]

A somewhat dated collection of routines from Baudrillard, from 1990. As usual he has the occasional interesting or insightful comment, buried in the deluge of overstatement and sloppy argument, or outright absence of argument. But there's a real zest and inventiveness in his appropriation of terminology, even though the result is worthless as philosophy. He should have dropped any pretence at offering academic analysis of anything and just been a novelist, since he never needed Ballard, he was b [...]

Baudrillard is one of the most readable of modern philosophers. The concepts are difficult, but it is about asking questions of the reader more than answering any. Simulacra is a better place to start. Also, read Nietzsche, Sartre, etc first. He builds on existentialism and nihilism.

A mixed bag here some of the "essays" are just brilliant, but sometimes it seems as if he's smoked too much pot.

mi spiace per gli alberiDire che è inutile sarebbe già fargli un complimento. Non riesce a essere nemmeno inutile.

Didn't finish this book first time round but would love to tackle it again. Remember he referred to Michael Jackson as an android. And La Cicciolina too. More of an Aristotle man myself.

I'm pretty ambivalent about these essays. Some of them were insightful, like the treatise on photography in Radical Exoticism. The others felt like Baudrillard is just chaining together fancy words.

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potent stuff. the discussion of the "difference society" is very pointed and feels true, but i wish baudrillard could have restrained hisself when writing about women and trans people

Finiti

I am a bit sad for Jean, for when he talks in this book, it was as if he was talking to no one, not even to himself, not even faintly to himself.

Kötülüğün Şeffaflığı

It seemed to me similar to "Symbolic exchange and Death", but easier for perception, probably it's more market-oriented than that one.


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