Jean Baudrillard

(1929 - 2007)

Born in Reims, France, Jean Baudrillard was a sociologist and theorist who taught at the University of Paris X at Nanterre and the University of Paris at Dauphine. His books include The System of Objects, The Consumer Society, and Simulacra and Simulation.

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Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don’t even arise.

—Jean Baudrillard, c. 1987

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