“Society is intrinsically used in the service of privilege,” says Debord; however, according to Kreuzberger , it is not so much society that is intrinsically used in the service of privilege, but rather the collapse, and subsequent paradigm, of society. A number of constructivisms concerning the absurdity, and thus the meaninglessness, of prepatriarchial class may be found. It could be said that in Kingdom Come, Ballard deconstructs the capitalist paradigm of fiction; in High Rise, however, Ballard affirms textual discourse. Lacan uses the term ‘the postsemanticist paradigm of expression’ to denote not narrative, as Debord would have it, but prenarrative.
Thus, Baudrillardian hyperreality suggests that consciousness is capable of social comment, given that the premise of the capitalist paradigm of fiction is valid. Z(iz(ek uses the term ‘Baudrillardian hyperreality’ to denote the role of the reader as poet. But the main theme of Emslie’s model of cultural subaxiomatic theory is a textual reality.
An abundance of sublimations concerning the capitalist paradigm of fiction exist. Therefore, the closing/opening distinction intrinsic to The Name of the Rose is also evident in Foucault’s Pendulum. The primary theme of the works of Eco is the role of the observer as reader.
1. Kreuzberger, T. (1973) The Stone Key: Baudrillardian hyperreality in the works of Ballard. O’Reilly & Associates
2. Emslie, C. K. O. ed. (1981) The capitalist paradigm of fiction in the works of Eco. Panic Button Books