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Introduction

Libidinal Economy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A shameless, immodest provocation Lyotard’s Economie libidinale occupies a place in the history of contemporary French thought which many consider a minor and short-lived explosion of a somewhat naive anti-philosophical expressionism...

Slowly, tenderly

Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Slowly, tenderly, on behalf of your friends, your students (on the other side of the Atlantic, they were often one and the same), I am addressing you, dear Jean-François, head buzzing with their recommendations not to omit, above all...

Debate on ‘Discussions, or: Phrasing “after Auschwitz”’

Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The following remarks, transcribed by Jean-François Lyotard, are taken from the discussion that took place after the reading of ‘Discussions, or: Phrasing “after Auschwitz”’ at Cerisy.This paper is a transcript of the discussion...

A ‘Barbarian’ speaks about Socialism

Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction by Bernard-Henri Lévy He is the great helmsman of the new ship of fools. The guru of the ‘Vincennois’, of the lumpen-intelligentsia and of what remains of the ultra-left. The theorist of ‘drifts’, of ‘drives’, of ‘set-ups...

‘Incommensurable narrations’

Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction by Patrick de Hass You think you can pin down Jean-François Lyotard, and there he is, reappearing differently, elsewhere. Tactics of escape, of metamorphosis, of ruse. Today the back roads he travels are simultaneously precise...

The Great Ephemeral Skin

Jean-François Lyotard

Jean-François Lyotard (1924-1998) was Professor of Philosophy at several institutes of higher learning in Paris and at the University of California. A member of the radical group Socialisme ou Barbarie, he later went on to become one of the founding figures of postmodernism with his work The Postmodern Condition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Iain Hamilton Grant

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Libidinal Economy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The great ephemeral skin (La grande pellicule éphémère): Lyotard later refers to the pellicule ‘in the technical sense’, meaning ‘film’; I have chosen, in keeping with the imagery here, to take slight liberties and translate pellicule...

Will Vincennes Survive?

Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction by Christian Descamps Vincennes will have been in the news. France-Soir-Hersant recently ran the headline ‘Vincennes, Rungis for drugs’.Rungis is best known as the location of the largest wholesale food market in the world...

‘The “intensities” are what imports, not the meaning’

Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction by La Quinzaine littéraire To base the raisons d’être of complex economic mechanisms on desire, to detect under social behaviours or theoretical positions a need for pleasuring (jouissance), to rediscover in the body of any...

Letter to Jean-François Lyotard from Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Dear Jean-François,I’m in no shape to write, and there’s nothing I can do for L’Arc. Alas for me. Your text on the false problem of an alternative is truly beautiful. It being your only copy, I’m sending it back to you. One thing...

The Use of Distinctions

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dissensus : On Politics and Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The exercise that I have been set here is a complex one.This essay was presented at a colloquium organized by Jean-Clet Martin called the ‘Division of the Sensible’ that took place on 5 June 2004 at the Collège Internationale de...