Jean-Franois Lyotard

Simon Malpas

This is an essential guide to an thinker. Frederic Jameson sees Lyotard as responding to a contemporary 'crisis of representation' in the sciences -- a crisis which calls into question 'an essentially realistic epistemology, which conceives of representation as the reproduction, for subjectivity, of an objectivity that lies outside it -- projects a mirror theory of knowledge and art, whose fundamental evaluative categories are those of adequacy, accuracy, and Truth itself.'

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