Fatal Strategies

Fatal Strategies

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'The world is not dialectical ... madness now rules everywhere' - Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard is one of France's leading modern thinkers and a scholar whose work has necessitated major reassessments across several academic disciplines. Fatal Strategies, first published in France in 1983, comprises his key writings on postmodernism.

In this fascinating collection, Baudrillard challenges many of our assumptions about the world in which we live. Claiming that the world is sworn to extremes, he turns received wisdom on its head, arguing for the triumph of unreason and of the victory of the pure object and its 'ironic strategy' over the subject.

He looks at illusion, secrets, the visible and the hidden, and claims that the only possible response to the delirious world is the ultimatum of realism and the Principle of Evil.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0745314589
  • 9780745314587

Table of contents

1. Ecstasy & Inertia

2. Figures of the Transpolitical:

The Obese

The Hostage

The Obscene

3. Ironic Strategies:

Evil Genie of the Social

Evil Genie of the Object

Evil Genie of the Passion

4. The Object & Its Destiny


Absolute Commodity;

In Praise of Sexual Object

Gray Imminence;

Crystal Revenge;

Fatal or Reversible Imminence;

Ceremony of World

5. For a Principle of Evil
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About Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard was one of France's leading thinkers in the 20th and early 21st century. His work has been widely translated into English. He died in 2007.
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