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Discourse, figure [electronic resource] / Jean-François Lyotard ; translated by Antony Hudek and Mary Lydon ; introduction by John Mowitt.

Author/Creator:
Lyotard, Jean-François, 1924-1998.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (574 p.)
Series:
Cultural Critique Books.
Cultural Critique Books
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Standardized Title:
Discours, figure. English
Subjects:
General semantics.
Form (Aesthetics).
Art -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Jean-Francois Lyotard is recognized as one of the most significant French philosophers of the twentieth century. Although nearly all of his major writing has been translated into English, one important work has until now been unavailable. ""Discourse, Figure"" is Lyotard's thesis. Provoked in part by Lacan's influential seminars in Paris, ""Discourse, Figure"" distinguishes between the meaningfulness of linguistic signs and the meaningfulness of plastic arts such as painting and sculpture. Lyotard argues that because rational thought is discursive and works of art are inherently opaque signs,
Contents:
COVER; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION: The Gold-Bug; DISCOURSE, FIGURE; SIGNIFICATION AND DESIGNATION; VEDUTA ON A FRAGMENT OF THE "HISTORY" OF DESIRE; THE OTHER SPACE; APPENDIX: Jean-François Lyotard's French Translation of "Die Verneinung"; NOTES TO CHAPTERS; NOTES ON FIGURES AND PLATES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF NAMES; INDEX OF CONCEPTS AND GERMAN EXPRESSIONS
Notes:
Translated from the French.
Originally published: Discours, figure. Paris : Klincksieck, 1971.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:
0-8166-7330-6
OCLC:
756484549