The Inhuman: Reflections on Time

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“Extremely important for everyone interested in issues of (post)modern literature, art, and music.”—Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University
“In this collection of 17 essays, all written or presented between 1980 and 1989, Lyotard addresses a variety of topics related to the transition from modernity to postmodernity. . . . Addressing issues of relevance to art, music, literature, and philosophy, Lyotard’s collection will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners in each of these areas as well as to a general readership interested in aesthetic postmodernity and the avante-garde.”—Choice
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"Extremely important for everyone interested in issues of (post)modern literature, art, and music."—Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University

"In this collection of 17 essays, all written or presented between 1980 and 1989, Lyotard addresses a variety of topics related to the transition from modernity to postmodernity. . . . Addressing issues of relevance to art, music, literature, and philosophy, Lyotard's collection will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners in each of these areas as well as to a general readership interested in aesthetic postmodernity and the avante-garde."—Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804720083
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1992
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,415,346
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean- François Lyotard was considered to be one of the architects of postmodernity and is the author of many books published in both French and English.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: About the Human 1
1 Can Thought go on without a Body? 8
2 Rewriting Modernity 24
3 Matter and Time 36
4 Logos and Techne, or Telegraphy 47
5 Time Today 58
6 Newman: The Instant 78
7 The Sublime and the Avant-Garde 89
8 Something like: 'Communication...without Communication' 108
9 Representation, Presentation, Unpresentable 119
10 Speech Snapshot 129
11 After the Sublime, the State of Aesthetics 135
12 Conservation and Colour 144
13 God and the Puppet 153
14 Obedience 165
15 Scapeland 182
16 Domus and the Megalopolis 191
Index 205
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