The Lyotard Reader
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
The Lyotard Reader is a collection of Jean-Francois
Lyotard's most important and significant papers to date. While they
are all written from within philosophy, they seek to address
subjects as wide-ranging as film, painting (Adami, Francken,
Newman), psychoanalysis, Judaism and politics. The originality of
Lyotard's work means that it can not be readily situated within any
one philosophical tradition. Instead he returns philosophy itself
to debates across a range of areas and, in so doing, redefines the
A number of chapters in The Lyotard Reader appear for the first time in English. This is the most comprehensive collection available of Lyotard's work, work has profoundly influenced debates on the Enlightenment, on modernity, on postmodernity, on the transmission f information, on literary theory and on philosophy.
Und So Weiter: In Lieu of an Introduction.
1. The Tensor.
2. The Dream-Work Does Not Think.
3. Passages from Le Mur du Pacigique.
4. Figure Foreclosed.
5. One of the Things at Stake in Women's Struggles.
6. Lessons in Paganism.
7. Beyond Representation.
9. Philosophy and Painting in the Age of Their Experimentation: Contribution to an Idea of Postmodernity.
10. The Sublime and the Avant-Garde.
12. Anamnesis of the Visible, or Candour.
13. Newman: The Instant.
14. The Story of Ruth.
15. Analysing Speculative Discourse as Language-Game.
16. Levinas' Logic.
17. Universal history and Cultural Differences.
18. Judiciousness in Dispute, or Kant after Marx.
19. Discussions, or Phrasing ‘after Auschwitz'.
20. The Sign of History.
Select bibliography of English Translations of Lyotard's Writings.
Andrew Benjamin is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Translation and the Nature of Philosophy: A New Theory of Words (1989) and, with C. Norris, What is Deconstruction? (1989). He is the editor of several books, including Poststructuralist Classics (1988) and Problems of Modernity: Adorno and Benjamin (1988).