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Summary Jean-François Lyotard was a French poststructuralist philosopher, best known for his highly influential formulation of the postmodern in The Postmodern Condition. Despite its popularity, however, this book is in fact one of his more minor works. Lyotard’s writings cover a large range of topics in philosophy, politics, and aesthetics, and experiment with a wide variety of styles. The majority of his work, however, is unified by a consistent view that reality consists of singular events which cannot be represented accurately by rational theory. Lyotard’s philosophy exhibits many of the major themes common to poststructuralist and postmodernist thought. He examines the limits of reason, asserts the importance of nonrational forces such as sensations and emotions, rejects the image of the human as the centralizing category, champions heterogeneity and difference, and suggests that the Enlightenment understanding of society in terms of “progress” has been made obsolete by the scientific, technological, political and cultural changes of the Twentieth Century. Lyotard deals with these common themes in a highly original way, and his work exceeds many popular conceptions of the postmodern in its depth, imagination, and rigor. His thought remains highly relevant to contemporary debates in philosophy, politics, social theory, and cultural studies, and has recently been gaining renewed attention, especially around his extensive writings on art and aesthetics.
Key works Lyotard's major philosophy books, in English translation, are Discourse, Figure (Lyotard 1971), Libidinal Economy (Lyotard 1993), and The Differend (Lyotard 1988). Most of his commentaries on artists and many of his works on aesthetics are collected in the six-volume, bi-lingual (English and French) Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists (Lyotard 2009 -).
Introductions Bill Readings, Introducing Lyotard (Readings 1991) Geoffrey Bennington, Lyotard: Writing the Event (Bennington 1988) James Williams, Lyotard: Towards a Postmodern Philosophy (Williams 1998) Simon Malpas, Jean-Francois Lyotard (Malpas 2003)Keith Crome and James Williams (eds.), The Lyotard Reader and Guide 
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  1. Notes on the differences between modern and pre-modern Yoga.Subhasis Chattopadhyay - manuscript
    This was a draft written in a hurry for a submission somewhere. Like all submissions done in a hurry this is not the perfected work. This paper shows how modernist Yogic praxes are totalitarian in the sense in which Hannah Arendt discusses totalitarianism. Further it attacks structuralist critiques of Yoga and comments on the state of Hindu and even, Buddhist studies today. One has to be cautious in reading this paper since the author ranges through many references which have not (...)
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  2. Trans-genre Lyotard in advance.Erin Graff Zivin - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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  3. Lyotard and the Trolls in advance.Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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  4. Jean-Francois Lyotard, Political Writings.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  5. Between Habermas and Lyotard: Rethinking the Contrast between Modernity and Postmodernity.Peter J. Verovšek & Javier Burdman - forthcoming - Theory, Culture and Society.
    The article shows that Habermas’s modernism and Lyotard’s postmodernism are not as antithetical as they are often taken to be. First, we argue that Habermas is not a strong foundationalist concerned with identifying universal rules for language, as postmodern critiques have often interpreted him. Instead, he develops a social pragmatics in which the communicative use of language is the fundamental presupposition of any meaningful interaction. Second, we argue that Lyotard is not a relativist who denies any universal linguistic structure. Instead, (...)
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  6. J. F. Lyotard: un adorniano improbable.Gerard Vilar - forthcoming - Thémata Revista de Filosofía.
    El artículo expone la influencia de la teoría estética de Th. W. Adorno en la filosofía contemporánea o, más concretamente, en la obra del postestructuralista J. F. Lyotard. Se centra en una interpretación novedosa de cuatro conceptos fundamentales en ambos autores: el de crítica, la adhesión a una ética radical, la elección del panteón de los artistas preferidos por uno y otro y la defensa de ambos, frente a las estéticas sistemáticas y totales, de una estética micrológica. Palabras clave: Teoría (...)
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  7. Narratives of Post-Truth: Lyotard and the Epistemic Fragmentation of Society.Christian Baier - 2024 - Theory, Culture and Society 41 (1):95-110.
    In recent years, the post-truth phenomenon has dominated public and political discourse. This article offers a functional analysis of its mechanisms based on the category of narrative. After providing a brief definition of post-truth as a conceptual foundation, I trace the meaning of the term ‘narrative’ in the works of Jean-François Lyotard, focusing on the elusive category of small narrative. Utilizing terms and concepts of contemporary narrative theory, I propose a general definition of cultural narrative and reconceptualize Lyotard’s petit récit (...)
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  8. Lyotard and Democratic Aesthetics: The Sublime, the Avant-Garde, and the Unpresentable.Javier Burdman - 2024 - Journal of Social and Political Philosophy 3 (1):37-51.
    In recent years, democratic theorists have inquired into the aesthetic dimension of contemporary politics. Influenced by Hannah Arendt and Jacques Rancière, these scholars claim that there is an analogy between democratic politics and aesthetic experiences, since both involve the confrontation of an indeterminacy that cannot be overcome by means of rational argumentation. Contributing to this perspective, but challenging some of Rancière’s insights, this article shows the importance of Jean-François Lyotard’s writings on aesthetics for understanding what I call ‘democratic aesthetics’. This (...)
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  9. The Interpreting Mind and Meaning-Formation: A Relational Critique of Lyotard and Ricœur.Gerald Cipriani - 2024 - In Sanjit Chakraborty (ed.), Human Minds and Cultures. Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 159-173.
    Jean-François Lyotard in Discourse, Figure interprets the phenomenon of meaning-formation from the Lacanian standpoint of the unconscious, desire, and jouissance. There is, however, always the danger that the order of discourse be replaced by the order of jouissance, for such an order of interpretation comprehends meaning-formation as a discrete entity, that is, in non-relational terms. Similarly, in The Conflict of Interpretations, Paul Ricœur’s descriptive hermeneutics of negotiation falls short of fully considering the intrinsically relational nature of meaning-formation in so far (...)
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  10. Ambivalence in the Concept of Libidinal Economy: Jean-François Lyotard against Samo Tomšič.Linartas Tuomas - 2024 - Deeds and Days 80:85–98.
    This article examines the ambivalence in the concept of libidinal economy, which we identify in the philosophies of Jean-François Lyotard and Samo Tomšič; they both offer radically different conceptions of libidinal economy. Although emerging from very contrasting perspectives, both theories consider the relationship between desire, the unconscious, and the capitalist economy. After defining these two approaches, we compare them, while marking differences, similarities, influences, and sociopolitical presumptions. Also, we propose a few indicative concepts, which should help to contextualize the identity (...)
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  11. Interpreting Dwarf Fortress: Finitude, Absurdity, and Narrative.James Cartlidge - 2023 - Games and Culture 1 (OnlineFirst).
    This paper interprets the influential colony management simulator ‘Dwarf Fortress’ existentially, in terms of finitude, absurdity, and narrative. It applies Aarseth/Möring’s proposed method of game interpretation, adopting their definition of ‘cybermedia’ as a generalized game ontology, then providing a specialized ontology of ‘Dwarf Fortress’ which describes its genre and salient gameplay features, incorporating Ian Bogost’s concept of ‘procedural rhetoric’. It then gives an existentialist interpretation of ‘Dwarf Fortress’ which centres on ‘finitude’, ‘absurdity’, and ‘narrative’, showing that ‘Dwarf Fortress’ is a (...)
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  12. Lyotard, the end of metanarratives and the memory of the Algerian war.Cohen-Skalli Cedric - 2023 - Metodo. International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy 10 (2):119-148.
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  13. El discurso postmoderno sobre Dios. Reflexiones a propósito de la idea de hombre propuesta por Lyotard.Julio Oliva Contero - 2023 - Isidorianum 6 (12):547-570.
    Teodicea: la vindicación de Dios. Sería pretencioso decir que este ensayo es una vindicación de Dios. Más bien trata de describir cómo los hombres postmodernos afrontan, si es que lo hacen, la existencia de Dios. Nuestros tiempos son muy distintos de los precedentes, y esta novedad hace casi imposible recurrir a la tradición para hablar de un Dios que no sigue los parámetros del Postmodernismo, y que es un extraño para los hombres de la última década del siglo XX. Más (...)
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  14. Rorty und die postmoderne und poststrukturalistische Philosophie (Lyotard, Foucault, Derrida).Stefan Deines - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 379-397.
    In diesem Beitrag wird in einer Betrachtung von Rortys Auseinandersetzung mit den Theorien von Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida und Jean-François Lyotard das komplexe Verhältnis skizziert, das er zum poststrukturalistischen, dekonstruktiven und postmodernen Denken unterhält. Dabei werden die antifundamentalistischen und antirepräsentationalistischen Gemeinsamkeiten der Ansätze ebenso nachgezeichnet wie die Differenzen, die sich im Denken des Politischen und der Einschätzung der Differenzierung von ‚privat‘ und ‚öffentlich‘ zeigen.
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  15. Kiff Bamford and Margret Grebowicz (Eds.),"Lyotard and Critical Practice.". [REVIEW]Vlad Ionescu - 2023 - Philosophy in Review 43 (3):4-6.
    This is a review of the book _Lyotard and Critical Practice, _edited by Kiff Bamford and Margret Grebowicz, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2023, 238 pages, ISBN 978-1-350-19202-7.
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  16. The Crab’s Efficacy.Jean-François Lyotard - 2023 - Theory, Culture and Society 40 (4-5):251-254.
    Invoking Laozi and Mencius, Jullien offers an oblique take on efficacy, one of China’s most intriguing yet most influential notions formulated in Daoism, the practice of art, and military strategies. It circumvents the heavy philosophical apparatus of means versus ends and theory versus practice that jam the Western conception of efficacy.
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  17. Lyotard and Critical Practice, Kiff Bamford and Margaret Grebowicz (eds) (2023).Mattia Paganelli - 2023 - Philosophy of Photography 14 (1):129-133.
    Review of: Lyotard and Critical Practice, Kiff Bamford and Margaret Grebowicz (eds) (2023) London: Bloomsbury, 238 pp., ISBN 978-1-35019-202-7, h/bk, GBP 85.00.
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  18. Governmentality, Science and the Media. Examining the “Pandemic Reality” with Foucault, Lyotard and Baudrillard.Jean-Paul Sarrazin & Fabián Aguirre - 2023 - Foucault Studies 35:21-45.
    This article examines the legitimization process of the public health preventive measures implemented in many Western countries following the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. Through concepts such as governmentality, disciplinarization and security mechanisms proposed by Foucault, we trace some of the basic principles and implications of the relationship between biopower and medicine, as well as the media dissemination of an official narrative on scientific truth. These reflections are complemented by the contributions of Francois Lyotard and Jean Baudrillard. Lyotard reflects on the relationship between (...)
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  19. Vilar, Gerard (2021). Jean-François Lyotard: Estética y política.Bàrbara Bayarri - 2022 - Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 68:262-264.
    Vilar, Gerard Jean-François Lyotard: Estética y políticaBarcelona: Gedisa, 160 p.ISBN 9788418525896.
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  20. Desublimare il sublime kantiano? Alcune considerazioni a partire da Lyotard e Deleuze lettori dell'Analitica del sublime.Alessandra Campo - 2022 - Lebenswelt: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Experience 18.
    This paper aims to desublimate the Kantian sublime starting with the mitigation of the enthusiasm with which some French philosophers have woven its praise. Contrary to what Lyotard and Deleuze argue in their works, in the _Analytics of the Sublime_ Kant does not go beyond himself, nor it is hard to set up a philosophy of the subject after reading these pages. Sublime, for these two clever readers of Kant, is any excessive use of the faculties. But Kant is less (...)
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  21. Lyotard, 'The Differend', and the Philosophy of Deep Disagreement.James Cartlidge - 2022 - Synthese 200 (359):1-19.
    This paper examines the philosophy of Jean-Francois Lyotard in relation to the analytic philosophy of deep disagreement. It argues not just that his work has relevance for this debate, but that it offers a challenge to the ‘epistemic paradigm’ present in its academic literature, represented by the two most prominent sets of theories within it – the ‘fundamental epistemic principle’ and ‘hinge epistemology’ views, arguably most strongly represented by Michael Lynch and Duncan Pritchard, respectively. Focussing on Lyotard’s text ‘The Differend’, (...)
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  22. De Wittgenstein à Lyotard : la question du lien social.Corinne Enaudeau - 2022 - In Pascale Gillot & Élise Marrou (eds.), Wittgenstein en France. Paris: Éditions Kimé.
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  23. Trans-genre Lyotard.Erin Graff Zivin - 2022 - Philosophy Today 66 (2):345-364.
    If Lyotard is correct to acknowledge the role of commentary in guarding the kernel of misunderstanding at the heart of the ethical phrase when he exclaims, “but isn’t this exactly what commentary does with ethics! It comments upon it as though it were a misunderstanding, and it thereby conserves in itself its own requirement that there be something ununderstood,” he does not account for that which a trans-generic or transmedial “commentary” might permit, what troubling, unanswerable questions it might raise, what (...)
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  24. Lyotard and the Trolls.Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz - 2022 - Philosophy Today 66 (2):261-286.
    The present article examines the contemporary stakes and “application” of The Differend with particular attention to neo-fascist denialism, trolling, and alt-right “free speech” discourse. This entails investigating the text’s own rhetorical performance as well as the shifting attitudes towards the sophistic tradition in The Differend and its precursor text, “On the Force of the Weak.” The article thus also takes up in detail three examples of the characteristic sophistic form of the dilemma or double-bind, two of which are drawn from (...)
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  25. El concepto de figura en el pensamiento de Jean-François Lyotard: arte, política y ontología.Sergio Meijide Casas - 2022 - Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 69:45-65.
    A pesar de la relevancia que ganó el pensamiento de Jean-François Lyotard con la publicación de La Condition postmoderne (1979), solo un pequeño número de publicaciones académicas han abordado sus primeras propuestas en el campo de la estética. Este artículo pretende contribuir a la tarea de enmendar semejante error. Para ello se propone una aproximación general y sistemática a sus primeros usos del concepto de figura, comenzando por sus precedentes e influencias y concluyendo con la afirmación de que la estética (...)
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  26. Trans-Feminist Punk in The United States: Collective Action, Activism, and a Libidinal Economy of Noise.Casey Robertson - 2022 - In Jim Donaghey, Will Boisseau & Caroline Kaltefleiter (eds.), Smash the System! Punk Anarchism as a Culture of Resistance. Karlovac: Active Distribution Press. pp. 317-346.
    This chapter explores the tripartite relationship between transgender identities, political activism, and sonic practice. In particular, this chapter employs theorizations of noise to explore a rupture in the prevalent binarisms of sound and gender in the American punk scene and its aesthetics. Drawing upon theoretical frameworks such as Herbert Marcuse’s one-dimensional society and Jean-François Lyotard’s conception of a libidinal economy, the sonic practices of trans-feminist artists such as GLOSS (Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit) and the HIRS Collective are re-examined to (...)
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  27. Jean-François Lyotard and Postmodern Technoscience.Massimiliano Simons - 2022 - Philosophy and Technology 35 (2):1-19.
    Often associated with themes in political philosophy and aesthetics, the work of Jean-François Lyotard is most known for his infamous definition of the postmodern in his best-known book, La condition postmoderne, as incredulity towards metanarratives. The claim of this article is that this famous claim of Lyotard is actually embedded in a philosophy of technology, one that is, moreover, still relevant for understanding present technoscience. The first part of the article therefore sketches Lyotard’s philosophy of technology, mainly by correcting three (...)
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  28. Non-Projects for the Uninhabitable: Lyotard's Architecture Philosophy.Ashley Woodward - 2022 - Architecture Philosophy 5 (2).
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  29. Postmodernist Visual Discourse on Lyotard's Views on Dushan's Works.Soheila Bahremani, Hossein Ardalani, Nafiseh Namadianpour & Parnaz Goodarzparvari - 2021 - Journal of Philosophical Investigations 15 (37):450-468.
    The French scholar Jan-Francoisa Lyotard (1925-98) deconstructs from categories such as speech and language and places the image and play against it. He places a postmodernist visual sensibility against the modernist speech sensitivity. He comes up with figural logic. Lyotard has the critical thinking and offers new ways to critique contemporary intellectual and cultural status in various political, social, and artistic fields. These new practices are facing with many challenges, but at the same time are the motivating and inspiring. The (...)
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  30. Media mostruosi, immagini sublimi. Uno sguardo sull’arte contemporanea con Lyotard.Dario Cecchi - 2021 - Studi di Estetica 20.
    The article focuses on the possibility of reconsidering the relationship existing between monstrosity and sublime in the light of Jean-François Lyotard’s interpretation of the Kantian sublime. Sublime and monstrosity unveil a system of analogies and differences, which can depict the aesthetic experience mediated by mass media, rather than by art. The lack of form and the sometimes obscene drift, which are typical of media experience, configure indeed a sensibility that oscillates between the ascension to sublime heights and the emergence of (...)
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  31. La ripetizione e il sublime. Danto, Lyotard, Wathol e la fine (differita) dell’arte.Dario Cecchi - 2021 - Rivista di Estetica 77:43-58.
    This article compares two philosophers who have a different theoretical origin: respectively, Arthur C. Danto and Jean-François Lyotard. Both of them are interested in the revolutionary character of Andy Warhol’s art. Danto as well as Lyotard argues that Warhol conceives the work of art as a machine: according to the former, it is a philosophical machine; according to the latter, it is a consumerist machine. Nonetheless, the two hypotheses converge on judging Warhol’s art as a turn in the history of (...)
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  32. Thirty years : an analysis of the exhibition Art post-internet through the work of Bernard Stiegler with reference to Jean-François Lyotard's exhibition Les Immatériaux.Jeanette Doyle - 2021 - In Noel Fitzpatrick, Néill O’Dwyer & Michael O’Hara (eds.), Aesthetics, digital studies and Bernard Stiegler. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
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  33. La renaissance du jugement esthétique : de Arendt à Lyotard, du beau au sublime.Eskil Elling - 2021 - In Anne Elisabeth Sejten & Claudio Rozzoni (eds.), Revisiter le sublime. Éditions Mimésis. pp. 197-213.
  34. Inhuman educations: Jean-François Lyotard, pedagogy, thought.Derek Ford - 2021 - Boston: Brill Sense.
    In the first monograph on Lyotard and education, Derek R. Ford approaches Lyotard's thought as pedagogical in itself. The result is a novel, soft, and accessible study of Lyotard organized around two inhuman educations: that of "the system" and that of "the human." The former enforces an interminable process of development, dialogue and exchange, while the latter finds its force in the mute, secret, opaque, and inarticulable. Threading together a range of Lyotard's work through four pedagogical processes-reading, writing, voicing, and (...)
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  35. A Response to Wiebe Koopal’s Review of Inhuman Educations: Jean-François Lyotard, Pedagogy, Thought.Derek R. Ford - 2021 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 40 (5):545-547.
  36. Psychoanalysis and Critique of Modern Reason. A Comparative Reading of Adorno and Lyotard.Agnès Grivaux - 2021 - Les Cahiers Philosophiques de Strasbourg 50:53-73.
    Cet article revient, à partir de la pensée de Jean-François Lyotard, sur la façon dont la première Théorie critique a mobilisé la psychanalyse à des fins de critique de la raison moderne. Dans ses textes des années 1970, Lyotard a proposé de croiser psychanalyse et économie politique en dialoguant de façon critique avec le croisement proposé par Adorno dans les années 40. L’article vise, par une lecture croisée d’Adorno et de Lyotard à propos du rapport entre psychanalyse et économie politique, (...)
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  37. Lyotard and Kant on the State of the Sublime in Art.Adrián Kvokačka - 2021 - Con-Textos Kantianos 14:403-415.
    In this paper, I address the relationship between Lyotard’s account of the sublime in art and Kant’s own attempt at considering sublime art as a possible counterpart to fine art. Lyotard recognises the roots of modern art - and avant-garde particularly -in Kant’s account of the sublime. This is interesting, forit is generally assumed that Kant didn’t devise the notion to be applied to art as such. In the lack of any explicit consideration of artistic sublime in Kant’s text, what (...)
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  38. Lyotard et la petite vérité ou ce que nous ne voulons pas perdre.Claire Pagès - 2021 - Cahiers Philosophiques 164 (1):31-49.
    Bien plus qu’une position relativiste ou nihiliste, on reproche parfois aujourd’hui à Lyotard d’avoir fait le lit de la « post-vérité » par la promotion de la multiplicité de jeux de langage sans au-delà et sans principes généraux de validation. Par un raccourci stupéfiant, on y lit l’affirmation que les discours sont tous également légitimes et ne doivent posséder comme autre principe de validation que le fait d’avoir été proférés. Si l’accusation d’un Lyotard inspirateur d’une forme de « post-vérité » (...)
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  39. Levinas in Lyotard’s Ear.François-David Sebbah & Mérédith Laferté-Coutu - 2021 - Levinas Studies 15:107-119.
    This article explores the seemingly exaggerated emphasis of Lyotard on the importance of hearing the ethical commandment in Levinas, instead of seeing or perceiving it in sensibility. Lyotard wants to read Levinas as a “Jewish thinker,” and his ethics as deeply connected to “Hebraic ethics.” Such a reading contrasts with phenomenological and Christian interpretations of Levinas, like Jean-Luc Marion’s, that focus on incarnation, the face, love, and the concrete relation to the other. Yet Lyotard outbids the rigor of commandment in (...)
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  40. L’esthétique contre l’esthétisation : Lyotard et la tautégorie de l’œuvre d’art.Aleksey Sevastyanov - 2021 - Nouvelle Revue d'Esthétique 28 (2):79-87.
    Le projet lyotardien de « réécrire la modernité » se construit à partir de la division kantienne entre le jugement déterminant et le jugement réfléchissant esthétique. La seule voie, pour l’œuvre d’art, de ne pas retomber dans une représentation, serait de devenir le témoin du « désastre » sublime, ou, autrement, d’une incompatibilité principielle entre le mode logique et le mode esthétique. Cependant cette projection du caractère tautégorique du jugement réfléchissant sur une œuvre d’art s’avère, d’une part, problématique car il (...)
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  41. Philosophy as a vanitas: Lyotard’s exploded Sublime.Sarah Wilson - 2021 - Itinera 21.
    French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard’s changing concepts of the sublime are traced here. Overriding normative responses to Lyotard’s Artforum texts on the sublime of the later 1980s, I argue for a fulcrum moment shared with painter Jacques Monory in California in the later 1970s, and the collision of astronomy, the digitalisation of data, the microprocessor and neuroscience. Lyotard’s exhibition Les Immatériaux exemplified interdisciplinarity at the parameters of knowledge, shunning postmodern irony. Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime: Kant’s Critique of Judgement, (...)
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  42. Presenting the Unpresentable: Jean-François Lyotard’s Kantian Art-Sublime.Rachel Zuckert - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (4):549-565.
    This article reconstructs Jean-François Lyotard’s theory of the sublime in contemporary art, focusing on his claim that such art ‘presents’ the unpresentable, and tracing its origins in Kant’s account of the sublime. I propose that Lyotard identifies a difficulty concerning Kant’s account: to understand why the disparate elements in the experience of the sublime should be synthesized to form that experience. Lyotard recasts this difficulty as a pragmatic problem for artistic practice – how to ‘testify’ to the absolute in a (...)
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  43. Review of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae: A Biography. [REVIEW]Subhasis Chattopadhyay - 2020 - Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India 125 (03):382-382.
    Bernard McGinn was a great historian of Christianity. But in this book under review he fails to do justice to the history of the Summa. He fails to understand the ontologies of the economic theories of Bernard Lonergan and the theology of Karl Rahner, for examples. The book is patchy and seems under-researched. McGinn does not do justice to the influence of the Summa as a text which forms a bridge between St. Augustine of Hippo and Hannah Arendt and Jean (...)
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  44. Disputing Critique: Lyotard's Kantian Differend.Keith Crome - 2020 - In Sorin Baiasu & Alberto Vanzo (eds.), Kant and the Continental Tradition: Sensibility, Nature, and Religion. New York: Routledge.
  45. L’Autre Scène de Jean-François Lyotard.Francis Haselden - 2020 - Nouvelle Revue d'Esthétique 25 (1):121-134.
    This article rediscovers a short film directed by Jean-François Lyotard, entitled L’Autre Scène. The work underlines the originality of a philosopher who refused to separate theory from practice. First analysing the influence of Freudian theory on the production of the film, I shall then see how the work elaborates the concept of “acinema”. Finally, I will give an interpretation of Lyotard’s enigmatic silence about his first film work. -/- .
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  46. On Affective Universality: Kant, Arendt and Lyotard on Sensus Communis.Andrea Rehberg - 2020 - In Sorin Baiasu & Alberto Vanzo (eds.), Kant and the Continental Tradition: Sensibility, Nature, and Religion. New York: Routledge.
  47. Lyotard and Politics: A Critical Introduction.Stuart Sim - 2020 - Edinburgh University Press.
    Stuart Sim explores how Lyotard's brand of pragmatism can provide a focus for political theory and action in our cultural climate, especially in light of the dramatic resurgence of right-wing extremism.
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  48. Un art de l'enfance: Lyotard et l'éducation.Gilles Boudinet - 2019 - Paris: Hermann.
    La 4e de couverture indique : "La Condition postmoderne, que Jean-François Lyotard publie en 1979, est très prémonitoire des mutations actuelles qui affectent l'éducation. La fin des " grands récits " qui légitimaient auparavant la production et la transmission du savoir invite à chercher ce qui reste désormais pour donner sens à l'éducation. C'est aussi à ceci que répond l'œuvre lyotardienne : l'état d'enfance, la faiblesse de celui qui ne sait pas encore et qui n'a pour seul recours que la (...)
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  49. La ciencia en la posmodernidad: el caso de Rorty y Lyotard.Nalliely Hernández Cornejo - 2019 - Tópicos: Revista de Filosofía 58:291-323.
    This paper aims to analyze and to compare the conception of science that Richard Rorty and Jean-François Lyotard contend in some of their main writings. First, I will point out some similarities and agreements in their philosophical perspectives, particularly, I will emphasize their epistemological coincidences. Then, I will highlight some important differences in his philosophical interpretation of scientific development and its social role. As a result, it will be possible to clarify and accurately qualify these two postmodern conceptions of science (...)
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  50. Acinema, 1978.Jean-François Lyotard - 2019 - In Christopher Want (ed.), Philosophers on film from Bergson to Badiou: a critical reader. New York: Columbia University Press.
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