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The Postmodern Condition

Author : Jean-François Lyotard
ISBN : 0816611734
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.
Category: Philosophy

Just Gaming

Author : Jean François Lyotard
ISBN : 0719014743
Genre : Justice (Philosophy)
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Category: Justice (Philosophy)

Le Diff Rend

Author : Jean-François Lyotard
ISBN : 0816616116
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

Postmodernism And Politics

Author : Jonathan Arac
ISBN : 0719023327
Genre : Civilization, Western
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Category: Civilization, Western

The Confession Of Augustine

Author : Jean-François Lyotard
ISBN : 0804737932
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lyotard approaches his subject by returning to his earliest phenomenological training, rearticulating Augustine's sensory universe from a vantage point imaginarily inside the confessant's world, a vantage point that reveals the intense point of conjuncture between the sensual and the spiritual, the erotic world and the mystical, being and appearance, sin and salvation. Lyotard reveals the very origins of phenomenology in Augustine's narrative, and in so doing also shows the origins of semiotics to lie there (in the explication of the Augustinian heavens as skin, as veil, as vellum).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Postmodern Condition

Author : Jean François Lyotard
ISBN : OCLC:247461178
Genre : Knowledge, Theory of
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Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Lessons On The Analytic Of The Sublime

Author : Jean-François Lyotard
ISBN : 0804722420
Genre : Philosophy
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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."
Category: Philosophy

A Poetics Of Postmodernism

Author : Linda Hutcheon
ISBN : 9781134986262
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Literary Criticism

Libidinal Economy

Author : Jean-Francois Lyotard
ISBN : 0826477003
Genre : Economics
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Is regarded as the most important response to the philosophies of desire, as expounded by thinkers such as de Sade, Nietzsche, Bataille, Foucault and Deleuze and Guattari. It is a major work not only of philosophy, but of sexual politics, semiotics and literary theory, that signals the passage to postmodern philosophy.
Category: Economics

Postmodernist Fiction

Author : Brian McHale
ISBN : 9781134949168
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this trenchant and lively study Brian McHale undertakes to construct a version of postmodernist fiction which encompasses forms as wide-ranging as North American metafiction, Latin American magic realism, the French New New Novel, concrete prose and science fiction. Considering a variety of theoretical approaches including those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, and Hrushovski, McHale shows that the common denominator is postmodernist fiction's ability to thrust its own ontological status into the foreground and to raise questions about the world (or worlds) in which we live. Exploiting various theoretical approaches to literary ontology - those of Ingarden, Eco, Dolezel, Pavel, Hrushovski and others - and ranging widely over contemporary world literature, McHale assembles a comprehensive repertoire of postmodernist fiction's strategies of world-making and -unmaking.
Category: Literary Criticism