Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction

Deconstruction The Truth in Painting (1987) In 1905 Paul Cézanne wrote to the younger artist, Emile Bernard, “I owe you the truth in painting and I will tell it to you.” One can immediately imagine how Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) would have seized upon such a...

Jean-François Lyotard on the Sublime, Part Three

Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime Part Three In Ticket to a New Decor, Jean-François Lyotard wrote of “anamesis,” a key concept in his account of the sublime. In the Platonic sense, anamesis is a form of pre-conscious collective memory that must be...

Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part Two

Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1991) Part Two   The definition of aesthetics has always been difficult to grasp and perhaps what is more interesting in attempts to define aesthetics is the fact that in the middle of the eighteenth century, philosophers deemed...

Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part One

Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1991) Part One The way in which the mind of Jean-François Lyotard worked was slow and systematic and thorough. The notion of the potential injustice in language games appeared in The Postmodern Condition: A Report on...
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