Economía libidinal. Front Cover. Jean-François Lyotard. Saltés, – pages Economia Libidinal · Jean-François Lyotard No preview available – Libidinal economy / Jean-Franc;ois Lyotard: translated by lain Hamilton. Grant. p. cm. -(Theories of contemporary culture). Translation of: L’economie Iibidinale. Libidinal Economy has ratings and 11 reviews. Bradley said: Fascinating, but definitely not known for clarity, or ‘verifiable’ notions of truth. Trut.

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Lyotard said that this book was largely misunderstood, or completely neglected poor him because it is magical and it required a total upheaval of his entire being to see its completion.

But in so doing, we forget that it’s just our shit, not The Shit, and become obsessed with gaining from it. Fascinating, but definitely not known for clarity, or ‘verifiable’ notions of truth.

Libidinal Economy Cover of the first edition. This book always seems to get overlooked in favour of other texts from the period like Anti-Oedipus, Of Grammatology, Writing and Difference which is a shame because it launches pretty convincing critiques of both Derrida’s deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari’s project.

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I vastly prefer the cold, arid Postmodern Condition. Allen Severino rated it really liked it Jul 11, Want to Read saving….


Matt Clements rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Lyotard will argue that desire can’t be understood via such a distinction, that libido indiscriminately adds parts to the libidinal band, such that there is no alienated desire as such. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Economia Libidinal

It is a major work not only of philosophy, but of sexual politics, semiotics and literary theory, that signals the passage to postmodern philosophy. Paperbackpages. Lyotard earned a Ph. May-May rated it really liked it Apr 05, It’s filled with references to philosophers so if philosophy ain’t your thing, I don’t recommend it.

Jun 25, Chris Nagel rated it it was ok. Print Hardcover and Paperback. Cover of the first edition. Lists with This Book. Open Preview See a Problem? It should be based principally on the book itself Please help improve this section if you can. One of those books that you re-read parts or sections, take notes in the margins, etc — Essentially a complex metaphor for the “Human Condition” through the French father of Post Modernism.

The philosopher Douglas Kellner writes that, like Deleuze and Guattari ‘s Anti-OedipusLibidinal Economy is a key text in the micropolitics of desire. Lyotard discusses Sigmund FreudKarl Marx and capitalism[1] and presents the work of Deleuze, Guattari and Jean Baudrillard as “brother” critiques.

If you like avant-garde or surrealistic philosophy it is definitely worth the effort – but not because it makes sense but because it opens up the imagination. Truth results from imagination, expressivity, and there is a certain naive aesthetic exploration that makes this a surrealistic text.

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Oct 26, Pahail rated it really liked it. Apr 13, Grace rated it did not like it Shelves: The specific problem is: Which is by many standards the most peculiar and complex work of ‘Fine ‘Art ever attempted.


Libidinal Economy by Jean-François Lyotard

We take it too seriously when we re- or deify it. Yeah, okay, and maybe that was really cool inbut Lyotrad has to admit that he can’t say why we should only prefer to enjoy shitty shit to Holy Shit, other than to associate Holy Shit with accumulations of all sorts.

The translation I have is the somewhat “poetic” one, which makes for an even more difficult read and comprehension. Jan rated it really liked ecinoma Mar 03, But in so doing, we forget that it’s The butler did it. The sections on Marx are beautifully written, and are among my favorite philosophical jewels – of all time.

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Seems to me that, one way or another, shit accumulates on its economw. Mimi Ch F rated it it was amazing Aug 25, This page was last edited on 28 Juneat Lyotard’s central claim is that we both take our shit too seriously and don’t take our shit seriously enough.

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He argues that Lyotard’s ideas are “deeply problematic” from the standpoint of critical psychoanalytic theory, and involve questionable assumptions about human subjectivity and agency.