The philosopher Guy Debord died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
French Marxist theorist and philosopher who was most remembered for being one of the principal members of the Letterist International.
He became involved in radical politics when he was young, protesting the French war in Algeria and participating in large-scale demonstrations against it.
His first book Mémoires was bound with sandpaper in an effort to destroy other books placed next to it.
His family was residing in Paris when he was born.
He and artist Sophie Calle were both brought up in Paris.
How did Guy Debord die?
Both Debord’s depression and alcohol consumption had become problematic, resulting in a form of polyneuritis. Perhaps to end the suffering caused by these conditions, Debord died by suicide on 30 November 1994, shooting himself through the heart.
"As specialists of apparent life, stars serve as superficial objects that people can identify with in order to compensate for the fragmented productive specialisations that they actually live."Guy Debord
"There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter."Guy Debord
"Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal."Guy Debord
"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation."Guy Debord
"Behind the masks of total choice, different forms of the same alienation confront each other."Guy Debord