Skip to Content

Jean-François Lyotard

By Simon Malpas

Series Editor: Robert Eaglestone

Routledge – 2002 – 176 pages

Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $24.95
    978-0-415-25615-5
    November 13th 2002
  • Add to CartHardback: $105.00
    978-0-415-25614-8
    November 14th 2002

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.

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

Author Bio

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.

Name: Jean-François Lyotard (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Simon MalpasSeries Editor: Robert Eaglestone. 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...
Categories: Cultural Theory, Literary/Critical Theory, Postmodernism Literature