Practical philosophy in Jean Baudrillard’s legacy: the memory of followers and disciples

Keywords: memory; memory phenomenology; memory concepts; memory models; Baudrillard’s legacy; role of Baudrillard’s figure.


In the following article, we present the results of practical and applied research related to the memory concepts formation philosophical understanding concerning the example of studying the memory of a famous personality: a remarkable French think-er of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the "father of postmodernism", the author of more than 30 books, on the one hand, which caused several discussions and dis-putes, on the other hand, awarded Jean Baudrillard the second name of «the last prophet of Europe». The significant methodological vector of the memorable component essence formation of the heritage of an individual's work and the activity, in our opinion, is the environment in which the object of research philosophized, created, and trans-formed events in life. The environment itself acts as an objective category, by studying which, one can derive the parameters and prerequisites of the speaker, concepts, changes and trends that directly influence the formation of the personality's views, its approaches, and so on - this is the outside (society, various reference groups, etc.). Furthermore, in our study, we state a complex question: how does the memory of a person arise and form? Is it reasonable and valid to limit the understanding of memory, about any historical figure by choosing the approach of studying his works and written sources? Thus, we have chosen the qualitative method of a semi-structured interview. One more component of the analysis of the person's memorable heritage and his creative contribution is the result-construction itself (according to G. Popov) - that is, those "fruits" and the consequences of the interaction of the external environment with the fruits of human activity, i.e. the consequences and results of the formation of third-order data that arise as an outcome of understanding the results. The purpose of our scientific exploration initiates applying memory models to represent the results of a semi-structured interview to analyze the personality's leg-acy, his activities, the contribution to the development of science, preserved in the striking memory of experts. As a result of our scientific report, we shall consider the role and influence of the environment and the "constructs" of world memory and history on the formation of the memory of the personality, its works, achievements, and fruits of creativity, on the determination of the contents of the personality's memory, and also on how these data can be used in modern conditions for the activity approach.


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Maltsev, O. (2020). Practical philosophy in Jean Baudrillard’s legacy: the memory of followers and disciples. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 38(2), 21-30. Retrieved from