Libidinal Economy

Libidinal Economy

by Jean-Francois Lyotard, Dwight H Judy PH.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253207282

ISBN-13: 9780253207289

Pub. Date: 03/01/1993

Publisher: Indiana University Press


First published in 1974, Libidinal Economy is a major work of twentieth century continental philosophy. In it, Lyotard develops the idea of economies driven by libidinal 'energies' or 'intensities' which he claims flow through all structures, such as the human body and political or social events. He uses this idea to interpret a diverse range of subjects…  See more details below

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First published in 1974, Libidinal Economy is a major work of twentieth century continental philosophy. In it, Lyotard develops the idea of economies driven by libidinal 'energies' or 'intensities' which he claims flow through all structures, such as the human body and political or social events. He uses this idea to interpret a diverse range of subjects including political economy, Marxism, sexual politics, semiotics and psychoanalysis. Lyotard also carries out a broad critique of philosophies of desire, as expounded by Deleuze and Guattari, Nietzsche, Bataille, Foucault and de Sade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253207289
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Series:
Theories of Contemporary Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
887,145
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Translator’s Preface

Glossary

Introduction by Iain Hamilton Grant
A Shameless Immodest Provocation
Lyotard’s Lyotards
One or Several Lyotards?
Openings/Surroundings
The Libidinal Economics of Critical Philosophy
Critique and Crisis
Phantasy Island: Back to Kant

I: The Great Ephemeral Skin
Opening the Libidinal Surface
Pagan Theatrics
Turning of the Bar
Duplicity of Signs
Deduction of the Voluminous Body
Duplicity of the Two Pulsional Principles
The Labyrinth, the Cry

II: The Tensor

Semiotic Sign
Dissimulation
Intensity, the Name
‘Use Me’
Simulacrum and Phantasm
Syntax as Skin
Exorbitant

III: The Desire Named Marx
Libidinal Marx
There Is No Subversive Region
Every Political Economy Is Libidinal
Every Political Economy Is Libidinal (Cont)
There Are No Primitive Societies
Inorganic Body
Edwarda and Little Girl Marx
Force
Tautology

IV: Trade
Nicomachean Erotics
Lydian Eulogy
Institutive Prostitution
Outlet Payment
War of Silver, Currency of Death: Mercantilist Politics

V: Capital
Coitus Reservatus
The Concentratory Zero
Nihilist Theory of the Zero of Credit
The Reproductive Use of Credit Money
The Speculative Use of Credit Money: 1921
The Speculative Use of Credit Money: 1929

VI: Economy of This Writing
Economy of the Figurative and the Abstract
The Theoretical as Libidinal
Bodies, Texts: Conductors

Notes
Index

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