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Katerina Kolozova on The Real in Contemporary Philosophy

Simply and best put: Reality is that which we deal with every day as every day things, even as an everyday thing may be to be a philosophical theorist the theory with which she deals everyday: hence the real corresponding rhetoric: conventional methodology.

Kolozova evidences the real transformation of reality as reality is the occasion of experiencing real events.

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The Real in Contemporary Philosophy

Katerina Kolozova

What Baudrillard called the perfect crime has become the malaise of the global(ized) intellectual of the beginning of the 21’st century. The “perfect crime” in question is the murder of the real, carried out in such way as to create the conviction it never existed and that the traces of its erased existence were mere symptom of its implacable originary absence. The era of postmodernism has been one of oversaturation with signification as a reality in its own right and also as the only possible reality. In 1995, with the publication of The Perfect Crime, Baudrillard declared full realization of the danger he warned against as early as in 1976 in his book The Symbolic Exchange and Death. The latter book centered on the plea to affirm reality in its form of negativity, i.e., as death and the trauma of interrupted life. And…

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