Jean Baudrillard: 1929 – 2007

March 15th, 2007 | Category: Marginalia

I just found out that Jean Baudrillard died last week. As much as his work has been loved, debated, and dismissed, I feel a great loss. As Steven Shaviro once put it, “The success of a work of theory should be measured by its capacity to provoke diversities of response, and not by its ability to compel unanimous acceptance.” I have a great many of Baudrillard’s books and, for what it’s worth, he had the diversity of response down.

Peace to Baudrillard and his family. He will be missed.

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