REALITY AND HYPERREALITY; THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE TRUTH FROM THE LIGHT OF THE NARRATIVES OF BAUDRILLARD AND G.DEBORD

Abstract

Author(s): Alperen KARAPINAR

The post-modern age produces truth just like a factory. The power that fills the meaning of the notion of “Truth”, nowadays it provides its own legitmacy by means of communications. At the same time, this power plays a role both in the recontruction of society as a result of these analyzes as in the analysis of the stucture of society. The spirit of post-modern age shaped by the discourse of rationalizm, positivism and capitalizm, prepared a ground fort he whole change of society together with technological developments. Authority which has the power to displace the societal structure has just two means, which it uses just as getting this power, among other things: “Reality and Hyperreality”. The reality, reshaped under the control of this authority, went away from itself, and transformed itself into hyperreality. Baudrillard and Debord have analyzed the dynamics of a society produced during in this process. In this study, The consept “hyperreality” by Baudrillard, “ The spectacle society” by Debord, and their understandings of the reality will be outlined. Consequently, The reconstruction of the truth, from Descartes to Nietzche and Heidegger, will show; actually how The understanding of truth of the premodern era has been rebuilt in the post-modern era, how this theory has been viewed in terms of reality an hyperreality, and as a result, how societal structures have been reshaped in the light of these social theories.

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