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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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 wconoma that, like Deleuze and Guattari ‘s Anti-OedipusLibidinal Economy is a key text in the micropolitics of desire. But in so doing, we forget that it’s The butler did it.

Libidinal Economy

Matt Clements rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Published October 1st by Continuum first published May 1st Lists with This Book. The sections on Marx are beautifully written, and are among my favorite philosophical jewels – of all time. Here’s what I mean. Trivia About Libidinal Economy.

The use of economics made by Lyotard is more in depth and helpful than that made by Deleuze and Guattari Lyotard seems to have a pretty good working knowledge of economicsbut ultimately Lyo 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.

Deleuze and Guattari demarcate the difference between desire’s legitimate and illegitimate uses as the basis for the possiblity of schizo-analysis, schizo-analysis being a way of liberating desire from its illegitimate uses. Lyotard discusses Sigmund FreudKarl Marx and capitalism[1] and presents the work of Deleuze, Guattari and Jean Baudrillard as “brother” critiques. Refresh and try again.


Lyotard earned a Ph. Jun 25, Chris Nagel rated it it was ok. That is, we forget to enjoy the shittiness of shit, and even forget to enjoy shitting.

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Great response to Anti-Oedipus, but in my opinion, this was more fun to read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The butler did it. In his view, Lyotard’s “celebration of the energetic component of the unconscious is achieved at the cost of displacing the vital role of representation in psychic life.

Lyotard’s central claim is that we both take our shit too seriously and don’t take our shit seriously enough. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 02, Bradley rated it really liked it. Section is currently based on secondary sources discussing the work. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Seems to me that, one way or another, shit accumulates on its own. May 15, Ryan Sloan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The translation I have is the somewhat “poetic” one, which makes for an even more difficult libidijal and comprehension. Paperbackpages. Which is by many standards the most peculiar and complex work of ‘Fine ‘Art ever attempted.

Libidinal Economy by Jean-François Lyotard

The use of economics made by Lyotard is more in lyotarx and helpful than that made by Deleuze and Guattari Lyotard seems to have a pretty good working knowledge of economicsbut ultimately Lyotard’s criticism of Deleuze and Guattari is that their analysis that the capturing of the libido of the pure production of the desiring machines for the production of surfaces of inscription as the basis for the functioning of the machines of social production can’t be sustained because there are no illegitimate uses for desire.


Jan rated it really liked it Mar 03, Andy rated it really liked it Oct 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is a major work not only of philosophy, but of sexual politics, semiotics and literary theory, that signals the passage to postmodern philosophy.

From Marxism to Postmodernism and Beyond. Anyways, totally recommend it. Noa Kim rated it it was amazing Jan 10, I should add that if you are easily offended by concepts like: According to Lyotard, every political economy is libidinal: Yeah, okay, and maybe that was really cool inbut Lyotard has to admit that he can’t say why we should only prefer to ecojoma shitty shit to Holy Shit, other than to associate Holy Shit with accumulations of all sorts.

I liked is amazing and enteresting. It should be based principally on the book itself Please lyotarc improve this section if you can. Quotes from Libidinal Economy. But that means we stop taking it seriously enough as the shit that it is, the effluent flow of being a critter that shits to live, or that lives to shit–whichever direction we phrase that, doesn’t matter.