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Posts tagged ‘Jean-François Lyotard’

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Deleuze and Lyotard between ground and form
by / RP 197 (May/June 2016) / Article

‘One day, perhaps, this century will be known as Deleuzian.’ This is how Michel Foucault famously opened his admiring review of Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. [1] Responding to the praise, Deleuze merely called attention to the hint of humour underlying Foucault’s remark. [2] Yet to give …

A Marxist heresy?

Accelerationism and its discontents
by / RP 191 (May/Jun 2015) / Article, Future Stasis

In his study of the semantics of historical time, Reinhart Koselleck proposes that ‘two specific determinants’ characterize modernity’s ‘new experience of transition: the expected otherness of the future and, associated with it, the alteration in the rhythm of temporal experience: acceleration, by means of which one’s own time is distinguished from what went before’. If …


On Lyotard’s Discourse, Figure
by / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Article

Discourse, Figure* represents an early transition in Lyotard’s eclectic philosophical development.1 And yet it has acquired a certain authority in the field of Cultural Studies, attracting enthusiasts who are willing to make significant claims on its behalf: it overturns the distinction between theory and practice, it reconciles aesthetics with both historical materialist and …

Theory (Madness of)

From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought (2)
by / RP 167 (May/Jun 2011) / Article, Dossier, From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought

Forty years or so after it initially rose as a rather new name for a rather new thing, theory is still an obtruse signifier, troubling and floating, requiring we go back to basics. Theory as we most often understand it today is the name given by the English-speaking intellectual community to a certain …

The sublime from Lyotard to Schiller

Two readings of Kant and their political significance
by / RP 126 (Jul/Aug 2004) / Article

Notes on nuance

Rethinking a philosophy of modern music
by / RP 125 (May/Jun 2004) / Article

Jean-François Lyotard, 1924–1998

by / RP 091 (Sep/Oct 1998) / Obituary

72 Reviews

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David Schweickart, Against Capitalism Marcus Roberts

Stanley Cavell, A Pitch of Philosophy Stephen Mulhall

Cornell West, Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture Rod Edmund

Malcolm Bowie, Psychoanalysis and the Future of Theory Teresa Brennan, History After Lacan Stephen Frosh

Toril Moi, Simone de Beauvoir Kate Soper

Andrew …

64 Reviews

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Jean-François Lyotard, The Inhuman: Reflections on Time Norbert Elias, Time: An Essay Peter Osborne

Stephen Mulhall and Adam Swift, Liberals and Communitarians Richard Bellamy, Liberalism and Modern Society: an Historical Argument David Archard

Simon Critchley, The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas William Large

Stephen Houlgate, Freedom, Truth and History: An Introduction to Hegel’s Philosophy

54 Reviews

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Isidor Feinstein Stone, The Trial of Socrates Ken Sievers

Gerhard Funke, Phenomenology: Metaphysics or Method? Jonathan Rée

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Anna Freud: A Biography David Macey

Tom Regan, Animal Rights Arne Naess, Ecology, Community and Lifestyle Andy Dobson

Charles L. Griswold, ed., Platonic Writings, Platonic Readings Claude Pehrson

Amitai Etzioni, The Moral Dimension: Toward a New …

Svelte Discourse’ and the Philosophy of Caution

by / RP 049 (Summer 1988) / Article

Lyotard and the Politics of Antifoundationalism

by / RP 044 (Autumn 1986) / Article

British Society for the History of Philosophy; Philosophers for Peace; The Question of Postmodernity; Chomsky Smear Campaign; Tomin; Royal Institute Lectures

by and / RP 041 (Autumn 1985) / News