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Why philosophize?

Author: Jean-François Lyotard; Andrew Brown, (Literary translator)
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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"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and far-reaching meditation on how essential it is to philosophize in a world where philosophy often seems irrelevant, outdated, or inconclusive.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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-François Lyotard; Andrew Brown, (Literary translator)
ISBN: 9780745670720 0745670725 9780745670737 0745670733
OCLC Number: 837528252
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: viii, 123 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Why desire? --
Philosophy and origin --
On philosophical speech --
On philosophy and action.
Other Titles: Pourquoi philosopher?
Responsibility: Jean-François Lyotard ; translated by Andrew Brown.

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* Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the most influential philosophers of the last fifty years and his book, The Postmodern Condition, was an international bestseller. * This short and very  Read more...

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