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The Postmodern Explained

Correspondence 1982-1985

1992
Author:

Jean-François Lyotard
Julian Pefanis and Morgan Thomas, editors
Translated by Barry Don, Bernadette Maher, Julian Pefanis, Virginia Spate, and Morgan Thomas
Afterword by Wlad Godzich

The Postmodern Explained

An engaging collection of letters written to young philosophers and theorists by the legendary philosopher.

An engaging collection of letters written to young philosophers and theorists by the legendary philosopher.

“In the Postmodern Explained, a translation of his 1988 book Le Postmodern expliqué aux enfants, the openness of questioning in philosophy is expressed in the figure of childhood: the philosopher as the perpetual learner and beginner.” International Studies in Philosophy

An engaging collection of letters written to young philosophers and theorists by the legendary philosopher.

"In the Postmodern Explained, a translation of his 1988 book Le Postmodern expliqué aux enfants, the openness of questioning in philosophy is expressed in the figure of childhood: the philosopher as the perpetual learner and beginner." International Studies in Philosophy

The Postmodern Explained

Jean-Francois Lyotard is professor emeritus at the University of Paris and professor of French at Emory University. He is author of The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (1984), The Differend: Phrases in Dispute (1989), Heidegger and “the jews” (1990), Political Writings (1993), and Postmodern Fables (1997), all published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Julian Pefanis is a lecturer at the Power Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Morgan Thomas is a graduate student at the Power Institute and a freelance writer.

The Postmodern Explained

“In the Postmodern Explained, a translation of his 1988 book Le Postmodern expliqué aux enfants, the openness of questioning in philosophy is expressed in the figure of childhood: the philosopher as the perpetual learner and beginner.” International Studies in Philosophy