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Single Idea 7974

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Reality]

Full Idea

The eclipse of God left us up against reality. Where will the eclipse of reality leave us?

Gist of Idea

Without God we faced reality: what do we face without reality?


Jean Baudrillard (The Intelligence of Evil [2004])

Book Reference

Baudrillard,Jean: 'The Intelligence of Evil or The Lucidity Pact' [Berg 2005], p.21

A Reaction

Baudrillard's distinctive view is that modern culture is thwarting all our attempts to grasp reality, which itself becomes a fiction. The answer is that you are left in the position of the ancient sceptics. Sextus Empiricus (see) is the saviour.