|Author||: Jean-François Lyotard|
|Publisher||: U of Minnesota Press|
|Total Pages||: 232|
|Rating||: 4/5 (114 Downloads)|
Book Synopsis Le Différend by : Jean-François Lyotard
Download or read book Le Différend written by Jean-François Lyotard and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Differend, Lyotard subjects to scrutiny- from the particular perspective of his notion of 'differend' (difference in the sense of dispute)- the turn of all Western philosophies toward language; the decline of metaphysics; the present intellectual retreat of Marxism; the hopes raised and mostly dashed, by theory; and the growing political despair. Taking his point of departure in an analysis of what Auschwitz meant philosophically, Lyotard attempts to sketch out modes of thought for our present.