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Jean-François Lyotard

1st Edition

Edited by Gregg Lambert, Victor E. Taylor


1,296 pages

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Hardback: 9780415338196
pub: 2005-12-22
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Jean-François Lyotard's importance to modern philosophy cannot be overstated. Often associated with the concept of postmodernism, Lyotard was a central figure in the 'theory debates' during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. His writings across the disciplines strongly influenced the current shape of contemporary continental philosophy and critical theory, with his posthumously published books and essays having a significant impact on current scholarly debates.

This three-volume set is a collection of key critical responses by leading scholars to the philosophical and theoretical writings of the late postmodern philosopher. Organized thematically, the collection includes commentaries on Lyotard’s ‘life and early philosophical writings’, as well as on ethics, aesthetics, and politics.

With a new introduction by the editor providing a comprehensive overview of Jean-François Lyotard’s life and works, this impressive collection provides students and scholars with a valuable resource for studying this important philosophical figure.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Aesthetics Volume 2: Politics/History of Philosophy Volume 3: Ethics

About the Series

Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory

The collections in this series will draw together essential secondary writings on the work of a range of inspirational thinkers who have contributed to the development of what we now understand as cultural theory. The work of these key figures draws on a variety of disciplines - most especially those of literary studies, philosophy, sociology, history, linguistics, anthropology and psychoanalysis. Edited with new introductions by leading scholars in the field, the sets in this series will demonstrate how these diverse themes relate to contemporary social thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural