9780231139342

The Lyotard Reader And Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780231139342

  • ISBN10:

    0231139349

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-06-27
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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Summary

The Lyotard Reader and Guideis a one-stop companion to Lyotard's thought. It covers the full range of his works, from his three main books ( Discours, figure; Libidinal Economy; and The Differend) and up to his influential essays in The Inhumanand Postmodern Fables.The readings are organized into sections on philosophy, politics, art, and literature. Several have never before been translated into English. Detailed introductions to each section by two leading Lyotard scholars explain the philosopher's key ideas and provide crucial social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical context. As a sourcebook and guide, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on Lyotard. It is indispensable to students and scholars in philosophy, literature, the arts, and politics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v
List of Translators vii
Abbreviations viii
Introduction 1(22)
I Philosophy
Introduction: Philosophy
23(90)
1. Taking the Side of the Figural (from Discours, figure 1971)
34(15)
2. The Great Ephemeral Skin (from Libidinal Economy 1974)
49(17)
3. Presentation (from The Differend 1983)
66(17)
4. The Postmodern Condition, chapters 10-12 (1979)
83(21)
5. The Affect-phrase (2000)
104(9)
II Literature
Introduction: Literature
113(54)
6. Answering the Question: What is Postmodernism? (1982)
123(10)
7. Return upon the Return (1988)
133(15)
8. Soundproof Room, chapters 4-6 (1988)
148(11)
9. Sendings (from The Confession of Augustine 1998)
159
III Politics
Introduction: Politics and the Political
167(9)
10. The State and Politics in the France of 1960 (1960)
176(24)
11. A Short Libidinal Economy of a Narrative Set-up: the Renault Corporation Relates the Death of Pierre Overney (1973)
200(31)
12. A memorial of Marxism: For Pierre Souyri (1982)
231(23)
13. The Communication of Sublime Feeling (from Lessons on the Analytic at the Sublime 1991)
254(12)
14. Time Today (1988)
266(17)
IV Art
Introduction: Art-events
283(10)
15. The Connivances of Desire with the Figural (from Discours, figure 1971)
293(9)
16. Painting as a Libidinal Set-up (Genre: Improvised Speech) (1973)
302(28)
17. Newman: The Instant (1984)
330(9)
18. On What is 'Art' (1991)
339(12)
Select Bibliography 351(4)
Index 355

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