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The Lyotard Reader and Guide

by Keith Crome

The Lyotard Reader and Guide Synopsis

The Lyotard Reader and Guide is a one-stop companion to Lyotard's thought. It covers the full range of his works, from his three main books (Discours, figure; Libidinal Economy; and The Differend) and up to his influential essays in The Inhuman and Postmodern Fables. The readings are organized into sections on philosophy, politics, art, and literature. Several have never before been translated into English. Detailed introductions to each section by two leading Lyotard scholars explain the philosopher's key ideas and provide crucial social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical context. As a sourcebook and guide, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on Lyotard. It is indispensable to students and scholars in philosophy, literature, the arts, and politics.

The Lyotard Reader and Guide Press Reviews

Approachable and reader-friendly. -- Ashley Woodward Philosophy In Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780231139342
Publication date: 9th October 2020
Author: Keith Crome
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 376 pages
Categories: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,

About Keith Crome

Keith Crome is lecturer in philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of Lyotard and Greek Thought: Sophistry.James Williams is a leading Lyotard scholar. He is senior lecturer and head of philosophy at the University of Dundee and is the author of Understanding Poststructuralism and The Transversal Thought of Gilles Deleuze: Encounters and Influence.

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