The Inhuman: Reflections on Time

The Inhuman: Reflections on Time

by Jean-Francois Lyotard
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804720083
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,174,014
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: About the Human.

1. Can Thought go on without a Body?.

2. Rewriting Modernity.

3. Matter and Time.

4. Logos and Tekhne, or Telegraphy.

5. Time Today.

6. Newman: The Instant.

7. The Sublime and the Avant-Garde.

8. Something like: 'Communication ... without Communication.'.

9. Representation, Presentation, Unpresentable.

10. Speech Snapshot.

11. After the Sublime, the State of Aesthetics.

12. Conservation and Colour.

13. God and the Puppet.

14. Obedience.

15. Scapeland.

16. Domus and the Megalopolis.

Index.

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