Jean-François Lyotard
#1576 Overall Influence

Jean-François Lyotard

French philosopher

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Jean-François Lyotard was a French philosopher, sociologist, and literary theorist. His interdisciplinary discourse spans such topics as epistemology and communication, the human body, modern art and postmodern art, literature and critical theory, music, film, time and memory, space, the city and landscape, the sublime, and the relation between aesthetics and politics. He is best known for his articulation of postmodernism after the late 1970s and the analysis of the impact of postmodernity on the human condition. Lyotard was a key personality in contemporary Continental philosophy and author of 26 books and many articles. He was a director of the International College of Philosophy which was founded by Jacques Derrida, François Châtelet, Jean-Pierre Faye and Dominique Lecourt.

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University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine

Public research university in Irvine, California, United States

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Emory University
Emory University

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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#141 World Rank
Philosophy
#189 World Rank
Sociology
#1506 World Rank
Literature