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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In more than one book, Lyotard promoted what he called paganism and contrasted it with both the rejection of the pagan gods in Book II of Plato ‘s The Republic and the monotheism of Judaism.

Driftworks by Jean-François Lyotard

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Alastair Kemp rated it liked it Aug 02, The sublime is an aesthetic experience, not a practical feeling of personal danger. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Adrift — On theory: Learn more about Amazon Prime. A leading figure in French philosophy, Lyotard is one of the most important critics of academic thought processes.


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Stephen marked it as to-read Jul 18, English Choose a language for shopping. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Most famously, in La Condition postmoderne: The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: 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.

Dana Miranda marked it as to-read Nov 12, In his writings of the early s, he rejects what he regards as theological underpinnings of both Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud: Since Faurisson will accept no evidence for the existence of gas chambers, except the testimony of actual victims, he will conclude from both possibilities gas chambers existed and gas chambers did not exist that gas chambers did not exist.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. The “sublime” is a term in aesthetics whose fortunes revived under postmodernism after a century or more of neglect.

But universals are impermissible in a world that has lost faith in metanarratives, and so it would seem that ethics is impossible. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Years later, this led him into writing his book The Inhumanpublished inin which he illustrates a world where technology has taken over. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. The SublimeJudaismsociology.


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He argues against the possibility of justifying the narratives that bring together disciplines and social practices, such as science and culture; “the narratives lyotarrd tell to justify a single set of laws and stakes are inherently unjust.

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The language game of human passions, qualities and faults c. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. According to his La Condition postmoderne: Push decadence further still and accept, for instance, to destroy Janaka marked it as to-read Aug 11,