Essay about Summary : ' The Precession Of Simulacra '

1446 Words Nov 16th, 2014 6 Pages
Baudrillar, from “The Precession of Simulacra” 1. A Borges fable addresses a map that mirrors another empire or territory. a. The simulation is an imitation of a substance. It is a model of a something that exists outside of reality. b. The map is only a representation of what is real; it is not real itself. c. The map is a representational image of what was real. The place is no longer real; it is hyperreal. 2. The age of simulation, or the imitation of the real world over time, has begun. a. Simulations relate to making meaning of signs. b. Signs are a substitute for reality. 3. “To dissimulate is to feign not to have what one has. To simulate is to feign to have what one hasn’t” (1558). a. If a person were to simulate being ill, he or she will become ill. b. Dissimulating leaves the real world intact, as it is true. c. If a person experiences symptoms, even if he or she was faking ill, then is he or she ill? 1. The unconscious mind may make the person physically sick. 2. Imagined thoughts can become reality. 3. Simulations can transcend reality. d. Psychoanalysis can explain why a person thinks something and it becomes true. 4. Medicine and the military uses simulators to submerge this truth principle. a. Religion does as well. b. Some of these simulators, which become truths, can be destructive. c.Iconoclasts, who were modern thinkers in religious fields, thought carefully about simulations and…

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