Philosopher Jean Baudrillard Dies Controversial French philosopher and social critic Jean Baudrillard died Wednesday. He was known for his writings on the idea of "hyperreality," and his provocative remarks about the Sept. 11 attacks and the first Gulf War.
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Philosopher Jean Baudrillard Dies

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Philosopher Jean Baudrillard Dies

Philosopher Jean Baudrillard Dies

Philosopher Jean Baudrillard Dies

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Controversial French philosopher and social critic Jean Baudrillard died Wednesday. He was known for provocative remarks such as his comment that America was the "only remaining primitive society." Mark Poster, a professor at the University of California at Irvine who was Baudrillard's friend and editor, talks with Madeleine Brand.