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IKEA: The Wonderful Everyday...

… or bearing ‘no relation to any reality whatsoever […] its own pure simulacrum’??? Simulacra and Simulation (1994) Jean Baudrillard

The ‘simulations’ are more interesting than the market place because they offer a narrative-of-possibility, within which you, yes YOU, are the hero: Anything would prove to be possible if you lived in a room like… 159 more words

Contemporary Writing

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.   2,405 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


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


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