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1. Which text first introduced its readers to the term 'simulacrum'?
2. Who first welcomed us to "the desert of the real"?
3. Who described their religious experience as "It, from inside me, looked out and saw the world did not compute, that I - and it - had been lied to. It denied the reality, and power, and authenticity of the world, saying, 'this cannot exist; it cannot exist.' ... I knew that the world around me was cardboard, a fake"?
4. Who wrote "Reality Isn't What It Used To Be", which said: "If there is anything we have plenty of, it is belief systems. But we also have something else: a growing suspicion that all belief systems - all ideas about human reality - are social constructions. This is a story about stories, a belief about beliefs"?
5. Who seeks an assumed binary opposition in an author's narrative, then rereads the text against the author's wishes from the perspective of the marginalized position, finally showing that the "correct" interpretation is undecidable?
6. Who argued that in the information age, knowledge has become a tool to perform work, truth is no longer seen as leading to consensus or freedom, and that every local conversation, like chat rooms, should develop their own tentative rules for their own language games?
7. Who wrote that panopticism is a one-way power/knowledge relationship between those under surveillance and the watchers who could not be watched?
8. Who wrote: "For if the illusions of religion were to be discredited, there is no telling with what madness men would be seized, with what unimaginable anguish. It would become the duty of the wise to publicly defend and support religion, even to call the police power to its aid, while reserving the truth for themselves and their chosen disciples"?
9. Who wrote: "To understand how the most abstract metaphysical assertions of a philosopher have been arrived at, it is always well (and wise) to first ask oneself: 'what morality do they (or does he) aim at?'"?
10. Who wrote: "The certain possibility of death, however, discloses Dasein as a possibility, Dasein makes this possibility possible for itself as its ownmost potentiality-for-Being"?
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