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Here is a course of action: harden, worsen, accelerate decadence. Adopt the perspective of active nihilism, exceed the mere recognition-be it depressive or. : Driftworks: Original printed card (soft) covers. Some slight rubbing to edges and corners. Otherwise a really clean, tight, and unmarked book. May 7, Driftworks by Jean-François Lyotard, , Semiotext(e) edition, in English.

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Amal added it May 13, No trivia or quizzes yet. Manfred Frank has put the Frankfurt School criticism best. Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists 7 volumes ed.

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Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. It refers to the experience of pleasurable anxiety that we experience when confronting wild and threatening sights like, for example, a massive craggy mountain, black against the sky, looming terrifyingly in our vision.

However, there also can be no intensities or desires without structures, because there would be no dream of escaping the repressive structures if they do not exist. In this book, Kant explains this mixture of anxiety and pleasure in the following terms: Other books in the series.


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In this collection of essays and interviews fromJean-Francois Lyotard explores and drifts, as we drift, between art and politics, the “figural” and representation, silence and libidinal energy.

The meaning of a phrase—an event something happens –cannot be driftworkks by appealing to reality what actually happened. Lyotard claims that this is due to libidinal energy.

Account Options Sign in. Les Editions de Minuit. The “sublime” is a term in aesthetics whose fortunes revived under postmodernism after a century or more of neglect. According to lyotare La Condition postmoderne: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. During the next two decades he lectured outside France, notably as a Professor of Critical Theory at the University of California, Irvine and as visiting professor at universities around the world.

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The term “libidinal” coming from the term libido which is used to refer to the psychoanalytical desires of driftworkx deeper consciousness. It has often been thought that universality is a condition for something to be a properly ethical statement: A leading figure in French philosophy, Lyotard is one of the lyyotard important critics of academic thought processes. Juliet marked it as to-read Aug 01, He is fiercely critical of many of the ‘universalist’ claims ylotard the Enlightenmentand several of his works serve to undermine the fundamental principles that generate these broad claims.


A sublime is the conjunction of two opposed feelings, which makes it harder for us to see the injustice of it, or a solution to it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Jean-François Lyotard

Search WorldCat Find driftworkz in libraries near you. But universals are impermissible in a world that has lost faith in metanarratives, and so it would seem that ethics is impossible. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?

We are in a system that doesn’t give a rap about sacredness. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He was, despite his reputation as a postmodernist, a great promoter of modernist art.

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Jessica Davis marked it as to-read Apr 24, He is well-known for his articulation of postmodernism after the late s and the analysis of the impact of postmodernity on the human condition.

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