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Election 2016

This is an attempt to demystify everything that’s been happening lately.  It’s easy to get lost in the endless rush of 24 hour news and social media, but sometimes it’s good to stop, breathe in, and take note of your bearings.   2,416 more words

Conversation, Consciousness, and Conclusions

The frequent conversations that you engage in, with yourself, reflects the state of your mind and shapes the philosophy of your life. Regularly, life pours a lot of inputs, and your brain reacts to the ones you choose, either compulsively, or to feel that you are in sync with the immediate sentiments of society and people around. 245 more words

Consciousness

The Paradoxical Framework

Whenever we create a closed-system we always come straight back to the ‘thorny problem’ of self-referentiality – we come straight back to it and what’s more we also never get away from it in the first place! 8,843 more words

Longer Articles

The relative usefulness of comparing Donald Trump to Hitler

What has Donald Trump got to do with the daily lives of the average Irish person? Why does the Irish media cover, not only the American presidential race but also the Republican and Democratic primaries? 2,048 more words

Opinion

Baudrillard: The Hyperreal

“The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. 8 more words

Fredric Jameson's Concept of "Depthlessness"

Fredric Jameson, best known for his analysis of contemporary cultural trends, called postmodern culture as one of “depthlessness” and as the cultural logic of late capitalism… 290 more words

Literary Theory

Baudrillard's Concept of Hyperreality

Baudrillard‘s concept of hyperreality is closely linked to his idea of Simulacrum, which he defines as something which replaces reality with its representations. Baudrillard observes that the contemporary world is a simulacrum, where reality has been replaced by false images, to such an extent that one cannot distinguish between the real and the unreal. 325 more words

Literary Theory