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Postmodern Fables

Jean-Francois Lyotard

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ISBN 10: 0816625557 / ISBN 13: 9780816625550
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press
Used Condition: Used - Like New Soft cover
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Fine. Paperback. 2003. Originally published at $24. Bookseller Inventory # W89321

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Title: Postmodern Fables

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Used - Like New

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This latest offering from one of the founding figures of postmodernism is a collection of fifteen "fables" that ask, in the words of Jean-Francois Lyotard, "how to live, and why?" Here, Lyotard provides a mixture of anarchistic irreverence and sober philosophical reflection on a wide range of topics with attention to issues of justice and ethics, aesthetics, and judgment. In sections titled "Verbiages, " "System Fantasies, " "Concealments, " and "Crypts, " Lyotard unravels and reconfigures idealist notions subjects as various and fascinating as the French Revolution, the Holocaust, the reception of French theory in the Anglo-American world, the events of May 1968, the Gulf War, academic travelers as intellectual tourists, the collapse of communism, and his own work in the context of others'.

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The late Jean-Francois Lyotard was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII and Professor of Humanities at Emory University. Stanford has published two other books of his: " Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime "(1994) and" The Inhuman: Reflections on Time "(1992).

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