Share this entry

Share this page

Lyotard, Jean-François

Syllabification: Lyo·tard, Jean-François
Pronunciation: /ˌlēəˈtär

Definition of Lyotard, Jean-François in English:

( 1924–1998), French philosopher and literary critic. He outlined his “philosophy of desire,” based on the politics of Nietzsche, in L'Économie libidinale (1974). In later works, he adopted a postmodern quasi-Wittgensteinian linguistic philosophy.

Definition of Lyotard, Jean-François in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day interfuse
Pronunciation: ˌin(t)ərˈfyo͞oz
join or mix (two or more things) together