1st Edition

Jean-François Lyotard





ISBN 9780415256155
Published December 19, 2002 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Jean-François Lyotard is one of the most celebrated proponents of what has become known as the 'postmodern'. More than almost any other contemporary theorist, he has explored the relations between knowledge, art, politics and history, in ways that offer radical new possibilities for thinking about modern culture.
Simon Malpas introduces students to issues at the heart of Lyotard's work, including
*modernity and the postmodern
*the sublime
*ethics
*history and representation
*art and the unpresentable
*knowledge, the university and the future.
Lyotard's work is impossible to dismiss or ignore for anybody who is serious about contemporary literature and culture, and this guide provides the ideal companion to the wide variety of his critical texts.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Why Lyotard? Key Ideas: The Postmodern Condition Art, The Sublime and the Postmodern Phrases and the Differend: Lyotard's Politics History, Politics and Representation Art, the Inhuman and the Event The Task of the Critic: Rewriting Modernity After Lyotard Further Reading Works Cited Index

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Biography

Simon Malpas is a lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the editor of Postmodern Debates and co-editor of The New Aestheticism.