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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...
...The Obscene Question In a particularly striking passage from Short Voyages to the Land of the People, Jacques Rancière makes the following comment in relation to a film by Roberto Rossellini: ‘What did he say?’ Not: ‘Why did he kill...

‘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...

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...

‘In reading your work …’

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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Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In reading your work, one cannot help but be struck by its heterogeneity, its diversity, its relentless questioning of previously advanced categories. What one could call the protean or nomadic quality of your thought inevitably places its...
...Rickman, H.P. Hans Peter Rickman was born in Czechoslovakia and died on 10 April 2014. He began his education Hull University London University at Prague University, before going to Britain. He studied for a BA and an MA at the University...

The (Re)Turn of Philosophy Itself

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Corcoran

Steven Corcoran is a writer and translator living in Berlin. He has edited and/or translated several works by Jacques Rancière, including Dissensus (Continuum, 2010), two works by Alain Badiou, Polemics and Conditions, and Alienation and Freedom (Bloomsbury 2017) by Frantz Fanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Conditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

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...I shall call my inaugural statement ‘thesis 1’, in homage to the affirmative style of my masters and especially of Louis Althusser. The form it takes is nevertheless negative in its evaluation. Thesis 1. Philosophy Today is Paralysed...

Turn Around and Step Forward: Environmentalism, Activism and the Social Imaginary

From Ricoeur to Action : The Socio-Political Significance of Ricoeur’s Thinking

Continuum, 2012

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...This chapter is a slightly revised version of ‘Turn Around and Step Forward: Ideology and Utopia in the Environmental Movement’ as it appeared in Environmental Philosophy Vol. 7 (2010): 27–46.The only thing that will redeem mankind...

Philosophy: The case for the defence

Jean-François Lyotard: The Interviews and Debates

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction Under the title ‘Exchange of the Baton’, Le Monde proposes each week on France-Culture a dialogue, moderated by Thomas Ferenczi, between two personalities engaged in the debates of ideas of our time. Each guest chooses, from...
...Reprinted with permission from Continental Philosophy Review 36 (2003): 391–413. The need for new figures of subjectivity It is a commonplace of feminist theory in both European and Anglophone contexts to say that the neutral, universal...