Alienation in Marx and Baudrilliard

Yelman, Sirel
Alienation is a one of the central concepts in Marx’s philosophy. It has positive and negative implications regarding man’s self realization in nature. It is also about discussion on ontology of work. Moreover, it has led Marx to design new society models for human beings. Alienation in Marx is analyzed together with political economy and its concepts. Baudrilliard’s alienation discourses in contemporary age include arguments in terms of consumerism and technology in today’s developed world. While Marx’s theory of alienation considers the relation of subject and object in political economic conditions, Baudrilliard’s discourses discuss it in social and cultural bases. Baudrilliard rather argues that reality and meaning in contemporary world is lost, we live in a “hyperreal” and “simulacrum” world.


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S. Yelman, “Alienation in Marx and Baudrilliard,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.