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Lyotard, Jean-François 1924-1998

Works: 711 works in 2,383 publications in 12 languages and 44,951 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Dictionaries  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Performer, Editor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Creator, Commentator for written text, Commentator, Publisher, Director
Classifications: B2430.L964, 194
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Most widely held works by Jean-François Lyotard
The politics of Jean-François Lyotard ( )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This edited collection of essays brings together the leading experts in the field of cultural and philosophical studies to tackle many of the questions still being asked about Jean Francois Lyotard. Contributors include Barry Smart, John O'Neill and Victor J. Seidler with subjects ranging from Lyotard's writings on justice and politics of difference, on feminism, youth, judaism as well as a chapter devoted to his early writings
The postmodern condition : a report on knowledge by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
62 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed dynamically. In The Postmodern Condition Jean-Francois Lyotard extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status uf science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information and knowledge are controlled in the Western world. Lyotard emphasized language; the world of postmodern knowledge can be represented as a game of language where speaking is participation in the game whose goal is the creation of new and ever-changing social linkages
The differend : phrases in dispute by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
67 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Differend, Lyotard subjects to scrutiny- from the particular perspective of his notion of 'differend' (difference in the sense of dispute)- the turn of all Western philosophies toward language; the decline of metaphysics; the present intellectual retreat of Marxism; the hopes raised and mostly dashed, by theory; and the growing political despair. Taking his point of departure in an analysis of what Auschwitz meant philosophically, Lyotard attempts to sketch out modes of thought for our present
Political writings by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political writings of Jean-Francois Lyotard, the "prophet of the postmodern", are presented here as both the missing dimension of his work and the key to understanding his position within contemporary debate
Toward the postmodern by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
52 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La phénoménologie by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
89 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Présente l'importance de la phénoménologie, sa signification historique et ses accentuations différentes depuis Husserl, le précurseur
Discourse, figure by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Provoked in part by Lacan's influential seminars in Paris, Discourse, Figure distinguishes between the meaningfulness of linguistic signs and the meaningfulness of plastic arts such as painting and sculpture. Lyotard argues that because rational thought is discursive and works of art are inherently opaque signs, certain aspects of artistic meaning such as symbols and the pictorial richness of painting will always be beyond reason's grasp."--Page [2] of jacket
Lessons on the analytic of the sublime : Kant's Critique of judgment, [sections] 23-29 by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
39 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a close reading of Kant's "Critique of Judgment" looking specifically at the complex paragraphs 23-29: "The Analytic of the Sublime."
Just gaming by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
27 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heidegger and "the jews" by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emanates from the ongoing debates in France regarding the resurgence of anti-Semitism and recent disclosures about Heidegger's Nazism
The inhuman : reflections on time by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om postmodernismen og en videreudvikling af forfatterens teorier med eksempler fra filosofi og malerkunst
Duchamp's TRANS/formers : a book by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ud fra en psykologisk og perceptionsorienteret vinkel ser forfatteren på den visuelle kompleksitet i Marcel Duchamps (1887-1968) arbejde
The Lyotard reader by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and German and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samling af den franske filosof Jean-François Lyotards (f. 1924) vigtigste skrifter
La condition postmoderne : rapport sur le savoir by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
50 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kritische beschouwing, met name vanuit kennistheoretisch oogpunt, van de idealen van de Verlichting zoals die het moderne leven beheersen
Libidinal economy by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a philosophical development of the Freudian concept of 'libidinal economy' and one of Lyotard's most important works. In part a response to Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, it can also be seen as culminating a line of modern thought ranging from de Sade, Nietzsche and Bataille, to Deleuze, Klossowski, Irigaray and Cixous. It is thus important in the context of modern French philosophy, and also in its relevance to contemporary thinking on a broad range of questions, including sexual politics, semiotics and literary studies."--BOOK JACKET
Phenomenology by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signed, Malraux by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of André Malraux, the French writer, tracing his life as an adventurer in China and Spain, World War II resistance fighter and minister of culture. The book portrays him as a man who engaged in blowing his own trumpet
Postmodern fables by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This latest offering from one of the founding figures of postmodernism is a collection of fifteen "fables" that ask, in the words of Jean-Francois Lyotard, "how to live, and why?" Here, Lyotard provides a mixture of anarchistic irreverence and sober philosophical reflection on a wide range of topics with attention to issues of justice and ethics, aesthetics, and judgment. In sections titled "Verbiages," "System Fantasies," "Concealments," and "Crypts," Lyotard unravels and reconfigures idealist notions of subjects as various and fascinating as the French Revolution, the Holocaust, the reception of French theory in the Anglo-American world, the events of May 1968, the Gulf War, academic travelers as intellectual tourists, the collapse of communism, and his own work in the context of others'
Discours, figure by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
45 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why philosophize? by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why Philosophize? is a series of lectures given by Jean-Francois Lyotard to students at the Sorbonne embarking on their university studies. The circumstances obliged him to be both clear and concise: at the same time, his lectures offer a profound and far-reaching meditation on how essential it is to philosophize in a world where philosophy often seems irrelevant, outdated, or inconclusive. Lyotard begins by drawing on Plato, Proust and Lacan to show that philosophy is a never-ending desire--for wisdom, for the 'other'. In the second lecture he draws on Heraclitus and Hegel to explore the close relation between philosophy and history: the same restlessness, the same longing for a precarious unity, drives both. In his third lecture, Lyotard examines how philosophy is a form of speech that plays on the borders of what can be communicated directly. Finally, he turns to Marx, exploring the extent to which philosophy can be a transformative force within the world. These wonderfully accessible lectures will attract a wide readership, since, as Lyotard says, 'How can one not philosophize?' They are also an excellent introduction to Lyotard's thought."--Page 4 of cover
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Alternative Names
Jean François Lyotard
Liotar, Žan-Fransoa
Liotārs, Žans Fransuā 1924-1998
Lyotard, .. 1924-1998
Lyotard , J. F.
Lyotard, J.F. 1924-1998
Lyotard, Jean-F.
Lyotard, Jean F. 1924-1998
Lyotard, Jean-François
Lyotard, Jean-Francois 1924-1998
Лиотар, Жан-Франсуа 1924-1998
جان فرانسوا ليوتار، 1924-1998
リオタール, J-F.
リオタール, ジャン=フランソワ
リオタール、ジャン・フランソワ 1924-1998
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