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Why Philosophize.

Author: Jean-Francois Lyotard
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why Philosophize? is a series of lectures given by Jean-François 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and far-reaching meditation on how essential it is to philosophize in a world where philosophy often seems irrelevant, outdated, or inconclusive.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: Electronic books
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Lyotard, Jean-Francois.
Why Philosophize.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Francois Lyotard
ISBN: 9780745679976 0745679978
OCLC Number: 865334452
Description: 1 online resource (97 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; TitlePage; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Editorial note; Introduction; 1 Why desire?; 2 Philosophy and origin; 3 On philosophical speech; 4 On philosophy and action.

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Why Philosophize? is a series of lectures given by Jean-François 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and far-reaching meditation on how essential it is to philosophize in a world where philosophy often seems irrelevant, outdated, or inconclusive.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.

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