J. Baudrillard‘as Platono oloje: ontologinis žaidimas

Barevičiūtė, Jovilė Kortyna
January 2006
Man & the Word / Zmogus ir zodis;2006, p34
Academic Journal
The article reflects on the influence of Plato's ontology on the philosophy of media of contemporary French thinker J. Baudrillard. Sustaining the cave's allegory presented in the seventh book of Republic by Plato, the authoress of the article asserts that the theory of simulation of J. Baudrillard surprisingly reminds the view of the visual world described by the philosopher of the Antiquity invoking unfortunate prisoners' example which had never had seen the light of the methaphysical sun and thinking that the shadows are the real things. The first part of the article unfolds the meaning of the metaphysical insights for the reflections of hyperreality of J. Baudrillard. There is given the ontological landscape ha the background of the status article of contemporary epoch. On the second part of the article is suggested the problem of the relation between the reality and hyperreality. The article discusses how the thing as the part of reality mad the simulacrum as the virtual „shadow" interacts interdependent. The third part of the article analyses how by the Platonic way J. Bandillard comes to a conclusion that there is no reality anymore in our epoch. The reality had been had destroyed by the process of the simulation controlled by the cybenaetical code and establishes the hyperreality. At the end of the article it is shown the common point of the philosophical perspectives of Plato and of J. Baudrillard which is the reflex condition real wise contrarily the prisoners manipulated by the heady nescience ha the Platonic cave.


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