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Coincidence Blask I 106
Coincidence/Baudrillard/early: two hypotheses:
1. Everything is destined to meet and only coincidence prevents that.
2. All things are independent of one another, and only the coincidence makes that they sometimes meet with one another.
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Blask I 107
These two hypotheses are rejected. Both have no place in the motionless, ceremonial universe of Baudrillard:
Coincidence/Baudrillard: There is no coincidence in Baudrillard's ceremonial universe. Nor does there exist a rational concatenation of things or events. Instead, a special kind of arbitrariness governs the world: catastrophic, fatal and diabolic.

Baud I
J. Baudrillard
Simulacra and Simulation (Body, in Theory: Histories) Ann Arbor 1994

Baud II
Jean Baudrillard
Der symbolische Tausch und der Tod Berlin 2009

Blask I
Falko Blask
Jean Baudrillard zur Einf├╝hrung Hamburg 2013


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26