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Jean-François Lyotard

Author: Kiff Bamford
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017. ©2017
Series: Critical lives (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the most important, and complex, French thinkers of the twentieth century. Lyotard is best known in the English-speaking world for The Postmodern Condition, and the multifaceted nature of his work has often been obscured by its sometimes problematic association with the postmodern. His life refuses to follow the clear trajectory common to academics in France: it stalls and hesitates,  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean-François Lyotard; Jean-François Lyotard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kiff Bamford
ISBN: 9781780238081 1780238088
OCLC Number: 966253014
Description: 176 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction : warning --
Openings --
Politics --
Algeria and after --
1968 --
Dérive --
'A report on knowledge' --
Les Immatériaux --
'A blind spot' --
Childhood without conclusion.
Series Title: Critical lives (London, England)
Responsibility: Kiff Bamford.

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Kiff Bamford traces the circuitous journey of Jean-Francois Lyotard life and work, unravelling the thrust of Lyotard's main philosophical arguments, his struggle with thinking and his confrontation  Read more...

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