The Inhuman: Reflections on Time

The Inhuman: Reflections on Time

by Jean-Francois Lyotard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804720088

ISBN-13: 9780804720083

Pub. Date: 03/01/1992

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Jean-François Lyotard is one of Europe's leading philosophers, well known for his work The Postmodern Condition. In this important new study he develops his analysis of the phenomenon of postmodernity.

In a wide-ranging discussion the author examines the philosophy of Kant, Heidegger, Adorno, and Derrida and looks at the works of modernist and

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Jean-François Lyotard is one of Europe's leading philosophers, well known for his work The Postmodern Condition. In this important new study he develops his analysis of the phenomenon of postmodernity.

In a wide-ranging discussion the author examines the philosophy of Kant, Heidegger, Adorno, and Derrida and looks at the works of modernist and postmodernist artists such as Cézanne, Debussy, and Boulez. Lyotard addresses issues such as time and memory, the sublime and the avant-garde, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. Throughout his discussion he considers the close but problematic links between modernity, progress, and humanity, and the transition to postmodernity. Lyotard claims that it is the task of literature, philosophy, and the arts, to bear witness to and explain this difficult transition.

This important contribution to aesthetic and philosophical debates will be of great interest to students in philosophy, literary, and cultural theory and politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804720083
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
474,418
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: About the Human1
1Can Thought go on without a Body?8
2Rewriting Modernity24
3Matter and Time36
4Logos and Techne, or Telegraphy47
5Time Today58
6Newman: The Instant78
7The Sublime and the Avant-Garde89
8Something like: 'Communication...without Communication'108
9Representation, Presentation, Unpresentable119
10Speech Snapshot129
11After the Sublime, the State of Aesthetics135
12Conservation and Colour144
13God and the Puppet153
14Obedience165
15Scapeland182
16Domus and the Megalopolis191
Index205

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