Jean Francois Lyotard
- Category : Writers-Religion-Philosophy
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (12)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Masks 2
French post-structuralist philosopher and literary theorist. Lyotard is best known for his highly influential formulation of postmodernism in The Postmodern Condition. Lyotard was a very prolific writer; his writings cover a large range of topics in philosophy, politics, and aesthetics, and experiment with a wide variety of styles. His works can be roughly divided into three categories: early writings on phenomenology, politics, and the critique of structuralism, the intermediate libidinal philosophy, and later work on postmodernism and the “differend.”
His work exceeds many popular conceptions of postmodernism in its depth, imagination, and rigor. His thought remains pivotal in contemporary debates surrounding philosophy, politics, social theory, cultural studies, art and aesthetics.
He died from leukemia on 21 April 1998, Paris.