It was an interesting read, but requires an understanding of the texts that are being referenced (particularly Simulacra and Simulation). As always, he is intellectually stimulating and fascinating, even though I've never entirely bought into his viewpoint. بودریار کتاب‌های خود را "داستان‌های نظریه‌ای"، "رمان" و سرانجام سناریو خوانده است. I kept waiting for the "but here is where he goes wrong". Nicole Dufresne. It was a devastating revisitation of Foucault's recent History of Sexuality-and of his entire oeuvre-and also an attack on those philosophers, like Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, who believed that desire could be revolutionary. Foucault was asked to reply, but remained silent. (Foucault was on the editorial board.) The Andy Kaufman of theory he is. May 11th 2007 Although Baudrillard agrees with Foucaults' analyzation of the bourgeoisie and their manipulation of sex and sexuality, he also thinks that sexuality does not exist therefore Foucaults' analysis is null and void. It was a devastating revisitation of Foucault's recent History of Sexuality--and of his entire oeuvre--and also an attack on those philosophers, like Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, who believed that desire could be … There has to be a virtual Other than prevents powe, Forget Foucault is one of those polemical tracts that aren't openly confrontational but are all the more lethal for this reason. The text is not nearly as critical of Foucault as is often assumed, and Baudrillard is, at times, remarkably supportive of aspects of Foucauldian thought (perhaps accidentally on occasion). It was a devastating revisitation of Foucault's recent History of Sexuality--and of his entire oeuvre--and also an attack on those philosophers, like Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, who believed that desire could be revolutionary. When Baudrillard places himself in the trajectory of Foucault's obsession with tracing the material modulations of power, down to its micro-processes ("miniaturizing the State"), he reaches a heretical conclusion that all along something **Other** than either power or desiring-production was at the bottom of the story. It was a devastating revisitation of Foucault's recent History of Sexuality--and of his entire oeuvre--and also an attack on those philosophers. Foucauldian power and Deleuzian desire, according to Baudrillard, are both examples of a theoretical nostalgia for the real. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I like reading Baudrillard because his writing style reminds me of my own: inflammatory, hyperbolic, impatient, and anything but objective or dispassionate. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2007. I read this avidly, with the sense that I was getting closer to understanding Baudrillard's relationship to politics, to understanding why his thought had taken the turn it had post-68, from something recognizably Marxist to something that never quite made any sense. Jean Baudrillard. As a polemic against Foucault, it seemed at first to be surprisingly tepid: Baudrillard kept agreeing with Foucault. In the second half of the book, Baurillard meets his match in an interview with Sylvere Lotringer, who teases Baudrillard with his own ideas, in turn making commentaries on subjects as diverse as panic, ecstasy, and May '68. This book is split between polemic and interview. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As such, Baudrillard exhausts critique — a point taken up in the interviews with Sylvère Lotringer published in Forget Foucault. A ceaselessly discursive road of infinite digression and generalization (some of which is just plain wrong), it is safe to say if power in its 20th century, Foucauldian conception has disappeared, it is because coherence and logic as governance has disappeared from philosophy. Forget Foucault (1977) made Baudrillard instantly infamous in France. There's always a terror for me at the bottom of discussions of philosophy because it really takes the hood off things, then the engine apart, then the materials that comprise the engine, than the idea of the engine itself, etc, etc add nauseum until you find yourself crying out in terror at the fact that we really don't know anything about anything when we think about it for too long. This book is half essay and half interview. The intro and interview are interesting enough, but "Forget Foucault" itself is a fine piece of writing indeed, and probably one of the more focused and direct pieces I've read by Baudrillard. In a torrent of haikus, which can now be seen as classically Baudrillardian, he swirls Foucault's concepts of repression, sexuality, production, consumption, and history around in an intense, and often comical, reversal of forces. Baudrillard is a first-hand experience of paranoid schizophrenia for non-mentally ill readers. Foucault was asked to reply, but remained silent. Baudrillard is a hyper-realist who respects Foucault but also questions the mere purpose and existence of theory. We’d love your help. I can stand one book every rare once in a while (kind of like Dunhill cigarettes). So again, this stuff is good, but usually in short order. I'm not sure who didn't quite understand Foucault: Me or Baudrillard? Jean Baudrillard Forget Foucault. 144. Heat Up the Holidays with These 27 Winter Romances. The interviews revealed a similar attitude, wherein B seems to repeat the same simple tenants over and over (seduction & disappearance, seduction & disappearance) no matter what the subject is. In 1976, Jean Baudrillard sent this essay to the French magazine Critique, where Michel Foucault was an editor. Forget Foucault (1977) made Baudrillard instantly infamous in France. It could no longer be an event, something real. Although Baudrillard agrees with Foucaults' analyzation of the bourg. Foucault was asked to reply, but remained silent. MIT Press Direct is a distinctive collection of influential MIT Press books curated for scholars and libraries worldwide. To see what your friends thought of this book, Jean Baudrillard's slim and largely unintelligible critical exegesis of Michel Foucault is a largely superficial and smug critique of the late thinker's work on, I like reading Baudrillard because his writing style reminds me of my own: inflammatory, hyperbolic, impatient, and anything but objective or dispassionate. To “forget” Foucault, in Baudrillard’s manner of speaking, is to go beyond Foucault in order to find an additional layer concealed above the clouds of discursive power. To “forget” Foucault, in Baudrillard’s manner of speaking, is to go beyond Foucault in order to find an additional layer concealed above the clouds of discursive power. Do read this book for critical insight into Baudrillard's theories of disappearance, retreat, the media and the great post-modern nothing. Really good — i understood almost nothing . I find the simulacrum stuff boring and tedious, but he's definitely more than a one-trick pony. بودریار با الهام از متفکری چون "ژرژ باتای" و همسو با نگرش‌های متفکرانی چون "پل ویریلیو" و "الیاس کانِتی" و با اتکای همه‌جانبه به آموزه‌های نیچه، نظریه‌ای چنان رادیکال را طرح کرده که اغلب کمترین مجالی برای برخورد انتقادی یا حتی سازنده باقی نمی‌گذارد. Trans. Pp. In this respect, Baudrillard has a lot in common with contemporary psychoanalysis. Critique of cultural studies from within. Gosh I love this guy. Maybe there were a couple of such moments. His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism. In any case this is a short book but makes up for it in savagery. Maybe there were a couple of such moments. Jean Baudrillard ON THE LINE Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari DRIFTWORKS Jean-Francois Lyotard POPULAR DEFENSE AND ECOLOGICAL STRUGGLES Paul Virilio SIMULATIONS Jean Baudrillard THE SOCIAL FACTORY Toni Negri and Mario Tronti PURE WAR Paul Virilio / Sylvere Lotringer FORGET FOUCAULT Jean Baudrillard Jean Baudrillard Simulations Forget Foucault (1977) made Baudrillard instantly infamous in France. Some striking arguments here, such as how the theory of discipline and panopticism in. His distillation of Foucault to a few critical concepts (e.g. Foucault ve eserleri eleştirilirken yapılan argümantasyon ve örneklendirmeler bazı yerlerde güçlü iken bazı yerlerde anlam verilemeyen bir hal alıyor. Baudrillard'ın bu makalevari kitap sebebiyle akademiyle savaşmış olması da ayrı bir konu. milieu and power) might be considered a tad unfair given the structure of Baudrillard's own critique. In the same vein, it can be maintained that Foucault, too, in his discourses on sexuality, madness, the … Pp. The titular forgetting refers, rather than to. US$14.99 (paper ISBN-13: 978-1-58435-041-5). Translated by Phil Beitchman, Nicole Dufresne, Lee Hildreth and Mark Polizzotti, Distributed for The entire second half ("Forget Baudrillard") requires greater familiarity with Baudrillard and largely flew over my head. Forget Foucault (1977) made Baudrillard instantly infamous in France. Characterizing it as a "mythic discourse," Jean Baudrillard proceeds, in this brilliant essay, to dismantle the powerful, seductive figure of Michel Foucault. Forget Foucault (1977) made Baudrillard instantly infamous in France.