: Just Gaming (Theory and History of Literature) (): Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean-Loup Thebaud: Books. Lyotard develops the notion of paganism in “Lessons in Paganism” (reprinted in The Lyotard Reader), Just Gaming and various other short works of the late. Just Gaming by Jean-Francois Lyotard, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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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 lyorard justice that arise between competing interpretations of events.

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For this reason, Lyotard valorizes the eye and its modes of seeing figures—shadings of meanings—that cannot be reduced to a single meaning or representation. Any reader of Twitter knows the problem: Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists vol.

Adami, Arakawa, Buren, ed. This is because the only way libidinal energies can exist is within structures. Curtis, Neal, Against Autonomy: The limitations of reason are particularly evident for Lyotard in regard to the problems of representation.

Every phrase presents a universe, composed of the following four elements or, as Lyotard calls them, instances:. The figural is what makes it impossible to collapse language into pure signification, what Kristeva would dub the symbolic, and this makes changes in language possible, as seen in poetry and literature.

Lyotard describes the wholly impersonal as well as the personal in terms of feelings and desires, and paints a picture of the hust that moves nust is moved in the ways that feelings move people.


When phrases are concatenated, they follow rules for linking called phrase regimens. After Libidinal Economythrough a series of shorter works, Lyotard argued that we live again in pagan societies with many gods to be worshipped. Iust Ionescu and Peter W. The silence that surrounds the phrase, Auschwitz was the extermination camp is not a state of mind, is the sign that something remains to be phrased which is not.

An Idea is a way of structuring the world, but it does it through a certain endpoint, and it might not exist in the world when it is initially conceived.

What is unjust is the violent silencing of those raising claims to justice and disallowing them from making prescriptive claims, such as those colonized and left unheard by hegemonic powers.

We might think of the tensor as the semiotic sign dissimulating affects which might disrupt its meaning and flow into new systems.

Jean-François Lyotard (1924—1998)

The victim may not be believed, may be thought to be mad, or not be understood. This side of the tensor disrupts and escapes the system, flowing into new systems and structures.

David Mclendon rated it really liked it Dec 03, The postmodern, then, bears witness not to the fact that there are no facts, but rather that those claiming a passkey to reality merely want to make a claim for the hegemony of one phrase regimen e.

Victor rated it really liked it Mar 11, This work remains an important thinking jhst immanence and what a body politic would be like if reduced only to its libidinal pleasures and the blockages that make institutions possible. For structuralism, as it would come to define itself over the next fifteen years in works by Lacan and Claude Levi-Strauss —among others, lyootard human subject is largely the effect of discursive grammars in which it gamong produced.


Jean-François Lyotard

Both authors probe the relationship of language to truth and the consequences, for ethics and politics, of any theoretical posture on this issue: Lyotard rejects both of these alternatives on the grounds that the choice seems difficult or arbitrary, and also rejects a third alternative – that we might distinguish two kinds of equally legitimate knowledge, one based on the jjst of society as unitary and the other on the view of society as binary.

Lyotard’s early political commitments were to revolutionary socialism and a relatively orthodox Marxism see Biography and Early Works b Algeria. Even George Van Den Abbeele’s excellent translation, complete with a lyotwrd of French terms not available in the original text Paris: The term “Inhuman” has two meanings for Lyotard.

The figural is what exceeds rational representation; it appeals to sensual experience, emotions and desires. In Lyotard joined the socialist revolutionary organisation Socialisme ou Barbarie Socialism or Barbarism. Lyotard argues that legitimation by performativity is against the interests of research. Dissimulation is a concept that allows us to see the elements of the libidinal economy as duplicitous.

Lyotard analyses this experience in terms of Kant’s idea of the sublime, which is itself an experience of the limits of reason.