What is a Simulacrum?
A note about these pages: These pages are educational, a sort of experiment to determine how I can improve my writing from an educational standpoint. Also, I just want to spread the gospel of Postmodernism (that’s an oxymoron, I think). Please answer the poll questions after each page.
If you are not a big fan of postmodernism or Jean Baudrillard, then you may not recognize the title of my Blog, “The Simulacrum.” A simulacrum, first proposed by the brilliant French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, is -simply put- a copy of something which never existed. Confused? Don’t worry. If you aren’t, you will be. The existence of simulacra (which is the plural for of the singular “simulacrum”) is one of the most fascinating, perplexing, intuiting, and disturbing concepts in postmodern philosophy, literature, and science.
Please continue to the next page, which is about the theory of a simulacrum.