The Libidinal Economy

The Libidinal Economy

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This is a philosophical development of the Freudian concept of 'libidinal economy' and one of Lyotard's most important works. In part a response to Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus, it can also be seen as culminating a line of modern thought ranging from de Sade, Nietzsche and Bataille, to Deleuze, Klossowski, Irigaray and Cixous. It is thus important in the context of modern French philosophy, and also in its relevance to contemporary thinking on a broad range of questions, including sexual politics, semiotics and literary more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253207282
  • 9780253207289
  • 1,098,306

About Jean-Francois Lyotard

JEAN-FRANCOIS LYOTARD, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII and Professor at the University of California, Irvine, is author of numerous books, including The Differend: Phrases in Dispute, Heidegger and "the Jews," and The Post-Modern Condition. IAIN HAMILTON GRANT is in the Department of Philosophy at the University of more

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