Lyotard’s libidinal philosophy is developed in the major work Libidinal Economy and in two sets of essays, Dérive à partir. Peter King reviews Libidinal Economy by Jean-Francois Lyotard. Libidinal Economy: Jean-François Lyotard: In Libidinal Economy (), a work very much influenced by the Parisian student uprising of May , Lyotard.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Is regarded as the most important response to the philosophies of desire, as expounded by thinkers such as de Sade, Nietzsche, Bataille, Foucault and Deleuze and Guattari.
It is a major work not only of philosophy, but of sexual politics, semiotics and literary theory, that signals the passage to postmodern philosophy. Paperbackpages. Published October 1st by Continuum first published May 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Libidinal Economyplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 02, Bradley rated it really liked it. Fascinating, but definitely not known for clarity, or ‘verifiable’ notions of truth. Truth results from imagination, expressivity, and there ecknomy a certain naive aesthetic exploration lyoatrd makes this a surrealistic libdinal.
Great response to Anti-Oedipus, but in my opinion, this was libidinl fun to read. The sections on Marx are beautifully written, and are among my favorite philosophical jewels – of all time.
Th Fascinating, but definitely not known for clarity, or ‘verifiable’ notions of truth. One could get lost in the thoughtfully constructed labyrinths Lyotard econmy that this book was largely misunderstood, or completely neglected poor him because it is magical and it required a total upheaval of his entire being to see its completion.
If you like avant-garde or surrealistic philosophy it is definitely worth the effort – but not because it makes sense but because it opens up the imagination. Mar 30, Pavel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 24, Phillip rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book always seems to get overlooked in favour of other texts from the period like Anti-Oedipus, Of Grammatology, Writing and Difference lhotard is a shame because it launches pretty convincing critiques of lkbidinal Derrida’s deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari’s project.
It’s also beautifully written.
The use of economics made by Lyotard is more in depth and helpful than that made by Deleuze and Guattari Lyotard seems to have a pretty good working knowledge of economicsbut ultimately Lyo This book always seems to get overlooked in favour of other texts from the period like Anti-Oedipus, Of Grammatology, Writing and Difference which is a shame because it launches pretty convincing critiques of both Derrida’s deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari’s project.
The use of economics made by Lyotard is more in depth and econoomy than that made by Deleuze and Guattari Lyotard seems to have a pretty good working knowledge of economicsbut ultimately Lyotard’s criticism of Deleuze and Guattari is that their analysis that the capturing of the libido of the pure production of the desiring machines for the production of surfaces of inscription as the basis for the functioning of the machines of social production can’t be sustained because there are no illegitimate uses for desire.
Deleuze and Guattari demarcate the difference between desire’s legitimate and illegitimate uses lyotarrd the basis for the possiblity of schizo-analysis, schizo-analysis being a way of liberating desire from its illegitimate uses.
Lyotard will argue that desire can’t be understood via such a distinction, that libido indiscriminately adds parts to the libidinal band, such that there is no alienated desire as such.
Anyways, totally recommend it. May 15, Ryan Sloan rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of those books that you re-read parts or sections, take notes in the margins, etc — Essentially a complex metaphor for the “Human Condition” ecobomy the French father of Post Modernism.
The translation I have is the somewhat “poetic” one, which makes for an even more difficult read and comprehension. Considering the book has its own glossary for the terminology used to breakdown the human condition, it’s more of a puzzle to put together. It’s filled with references to philosophers so if philosophy ain’t your thing, I don’t recommend it.
Which is by many standards the most peculiar and complex work oibidinal ‘Fine ‘Art ever attempted.
Jean-François Lyotard (1924—1998)
I should add that if you are easily offended by concepts like: Jesus is the whore and God is his pimp – then just don’t even try. Apr 13, Grace rated it did not like it Shelves: Oct 18, Count Duckula rated it it was amazing. Jun 25, Chris Nagel rated it it was ok. The butler did libidinaal. Here’s what I mean. Lyotard’s central claim is that we both take our shit ecojomy seriously and don’t take our shit seriously enough.
We take it too seriously when we re- or deify it. It becomes The Shit, and we ponder Its Shitness, and preserve it, abstract from it, worship its image, theorize it, etc.
Jean François Lyotard (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
But in so doing, we forget that it’s The butler did it. But in so doing, we forget that it’s just our shit, not The Shit, and become obsessed with gaining from it. But that means we stop taking it seriously enough as the shit that it is, the effluent flow of being a critter that shits to live, libudinal that lives to shit–whichever direction we phrase that, doesn’t matter.
That is, we forget to enjoy the shittiness of shit, and even forget to enjoy shitting. Analysis proceeds upon a misappropriation libidijal anal pleasure, and turns a good shit into Holy Shit. Yeah, okay, and maybe that was really cool inbut Lyotard has to admit that he can’t say why we should only prefer to enjoy shitty shit to Holy Shit, other than to associate Holy Shit with accumulations of all sorts.
Seems to me that, one way or another, shit accumulates on its own. I vastly prefer the cold, arid Postmodern Condition. Oct 26, Pahail rated it really libldinal it.
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He is well-known for his articulation lytoard postmodernism after the late s and the analysis of the liidinal of postmodernity on the human condition. After graduation, inhe took up a position teaching philosophy in Constantine in French East Algeria.
Lyotard earned a Ph. Trivia About Libidinal Econom. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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