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Jean-Francois Lyotard's contribution to the debate, Heidegger and 'the Jews, ' is a marked departure from the standard fare. In the first of the two interrelated essays, 'the Jews, ' Leotard quickly establishes the theme of the entire text, placing 'the Jews' in lower case, plural, and in quotation marks to represent the outsiders, the nonconformists: the artists, anarchis ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 17th 1990 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Corey
Normally I don't count books on GR that I only intended to partially read in the first place, but I'm behind on my "reading goal," so alas.

Lyotard takes the Holocaust to psychoanalysis in the first essay. Ideally the reader here would be very well-versed in Freud, which I am not. Also helpful to have read Wiesel, who Lyotard spends a lot of time on. All in all a pretty compelling essay. David Caroll's introduction is also pretty fantastic.
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To sum it all up, history is doomed to repeat itself and the Nazi's were bad guys. Nice little reality check there.
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read this if you want a better understanding antisemitism or aggression in general.
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Jean-François Lyotard ( 10 August 1924– 21 April 1998) was a French philosopher and literary theorist. He is well-known for his articulation of postmodernism after the late 1970s and the analysis of the impact of postmodernity on the human condition.

He was born in 1924 in Versailles, France to Jean-Pierre Lyotard, a sales representative, and Madeleine Cavalli. He went to primary school at the Pari
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