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Jean-François Lyotard

French philosopher

1924   -   1998

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: Lycée Louis-le-Grand, University of Paris, agrégation de philosophie, Paris Nanterre University
occupation: philosopher, philologist, writer, linguist, epistemologist, sociologist, literary theorist, university teacher, literary critic
influenced by: Martin Heidegger

Jean-François Lyotard (UK: ; US: ; French: [ʒɑ̃ fʁɑ̃swa ljɔtaʁ]; 10 August 1924 – 21 April 1998) was a French philosopher, sociologist, and literary theorist. His interdisciplinary discourse spans such topics as epistemology and communication, the human body, modern art and postmodern art, literature and critical theory, music, film, time and memory, space, the city and landscape, the sublime, and the relation between aesthetics and politics. He is best known for his articulation of postmodernism after the late 1970s and the analysis of the impact of postmodernity on the human condition. Lyotard was a key personality in contemporary Continental philosophy and author of 26 books and many articles. He was a director of the International College of Philosophy which was founded by Jacques Derrida, François Châtelet, Jean-Pierre Faye and Dominique Lecourt.
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The Postmoderns Condition

1979 book by French philosopher François Lyotard

author: Jean-François Lyotard


Discourse, Figure

book by Jean-François Lyotard

author: Jean-François Lyotard


Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime

book by Jean-François Lyotard

author: Jean-François Lyotard


The Differend

book by Jean-François Lyotard

author: Jean-François Lyotard


Libidinal Economy

book by Jean-François Lyotard

author: Jean-François Lyotard


La phénoménologie

author: Jean-François Lyotard

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