Just to let the forum know that one of the most influential French philosophers of the 20th century has died: Jean Baudrillard.
His ideas of simulation, media control, hyperreality and even his argument that the Gulf War did not take place are some of the greatest postmodern ideas.
Please make 'Simulacra and Simulations' your next read. Dont just rely on the shite Matrix trilogy for your bit of Baudrillard - check out this book too.
and by "influential", you mean "well a few thousand people doing post-modernism courses as part of their polyversity Arts degree had to do a 5000 word essay on him once" :lol: