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Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Ashley Woodward


This book offers an incisive argument for the contemporary importance of Lyotard in light of posthuman trends. Jean-Francois Lyotard was one of the leading French philosophers of his generation, whose wide ranging and highly original contributions to thought were overshadowed by his association with 'postmodernism.' This book demonstrates what a new generation of scholars are now discovering: that Lyotard's work is incisive and essential for current debates in the arts and humanities, especially those concerning the posthuman and the information society. The book presents a series of studies w ... More

Keywords: Jean-François Lyotard, Posthumanism, Nihilism, Information, Art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748697243
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashley Woodward, author
University of Dundee