Lyotard’s libidinal philosophy is developed in the major work Libidinal Economy and in two sets of essays, Dérive à partir. Peter King reviews Libidinal Economy by Jean-Francois Lyotard. Libidinal Economy: Jean-François Lyotard: In Libidinal Economy (), a work very much influenced by the Parisian student uprising of May , Lyotard.

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Lyotard’s analysis of the limits of reason and representation is played out in Discours, figure through the terms of the discursive and the figural. The Hegelian metanarrative speculates on the eventual totality and unity of all knowledge; scientific advancement is legitimated by the story that it will one day lead us to that goal. Edmund Berger rated it liked it Jan 10, However this period saw the production of several anarchic texts, some more notable than others.

In the postmodern philosophy events are analyzed as phrases, and again Lyotard asserts that events exceed representation in that no representational system can account for all phrases. This notion of linkages is important. Indeed, later in interviews he will argue for at least passing through capitalism for those facing economic hardship. Researchers tried to discover the concealed practices of sexual liberation and subversive behavior, which would enable them to confirm that the expression of sexuality automatically subverts the authoritarian apparatus.

Columbia University Press, What do the author, the translator and the publisher desire in return for their investments? This is the generally acknowledged constellation of psychoanalysis. Like other structures which threaten to be hegemonic, Lyotard proposes its disruption through the release of the libidinal forces it contains which are not consistent with it. Peterallenbrown rated it it was amazing Aug 21, Lyotard develops some reflections on science and technology within the scope of his postmodern philosophy [see The Postmodern Condition].


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That libidnal, it must be unsettling before it becomes an accepted norm. Differend57 In other words, the Shoah leaves us silent before its void, since it does not belong to any previous political phrase regimen or means for representing it. Rapport sur le savoirParis: Sim, Stuart, Lyotard and the Inhuman Cambridge: These are the names of men and women who have lived and worked libidjnal Lebanon as painters and sculptors over the past century.

One need only see the decimation of the U.

Lyotard’s response to the nihilism of representational theory is not to propose an “other” to it which he believes is impossiblebut to inscribe theory itself into the libidinal economy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In the case of a differend, the parties cannot agree econommy a rule or criterion by which their dispute might be decided.

The end result of Lyotard’s work on Algeria and the disappointment at the failure of socialist revolution to take place led him to an abandonment of revolutionary socialism and traditional Marxism on the grounds that social reality is too complex to describe accurately with any master-discourse. Sexuality is just one of the modes of social production, amorous attachment, and communication: Lyotard rejects all dominant political ideologies as master-narratives which exclude minorities and do violence to the heterogenous nature of social reality.

It becomes disjunctive, distinguishing this from not-this.

What does this mean? Lyotard appears to suggest that any happening is justified by its occurrence and this is reason enough.


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He pays close attention to the economic forces at work in occupied Algeria, arguing that it is in the economic interests of France to keep Algerians in a state of underdevelopment and poverty.

Lyotarf reader of Twitter knows the problem: La Partie de peintureCannes: Who libidial determine which channels or data are forbidden? Whereas in the libidinal philosophy the focus was to see that a single interpretation of an event did not become hegemonic, in Lyotard’s later philosophy he is primarily concerned with the problems of justice that arise between competing interpretations of events. Here we encounter an interesting paradox.

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After his break with Marxism and rejection of libidinaal theory, he sought to develop a theory that will take account of multiple and different forces and desires at work in any political or social situation, from the writing of theory to revolutionary politics to global economics.

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We can have an idea of such things, but we cannot match up that idea with a direct lyotare intuition since sublime objects surpass our sensory abilities. Allen Severino rated it really liked it Jul 11, Thus one follows orders in the army, prays in church, questions in philosophy, etc. Lyotard’s writings cover a large range of topics in philosophy, politics, and aesthetics, and experiment with a wide variety of styles.