Jean-François Lyotard

1924 - 1998

Jean-François Lyotard

Jean-François Lyotard (UK: ; US: ; French: [ʒɑ̃ fʁɑ̃swa ljɔtaʁ]; 10 August 1924 – 21 April 1998) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-François Lyotard has received more than 521,340 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 187th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jean-François Lyotard ranks 186 out of 1,005Before him are Padmasambhava, Adam Weishaupt, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Claude Adrien Helvétius, Karl Kautsky, and Sextus Empiricus. After him are Xun Kuang, Pierre Gassendi, Apollonius of Tyana, Anaximenes of Miletus, John Venn, and Pierre Bayle.

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Among people born in 1924, Jean-François Lyotard ranks 10Before him are Charles Aznavour, Marcello Mastroianni, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Kim Dae-jung, Süleyman Demirel, and Robert Mugabe. After him are Truman Capote, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Hill, Benoit Mandelbrot, Lys Assia, and Jacques Le Goff. Among people deceased in 1998, Jean-François Lyotard ranks 9Before him are Frank Sinatra, Halldór Laxness, Jean Marais, Carlos Castaneda, Ernst Jünger, and Todor Zhivkov. After him are Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, Vladimir Prelog, Alan Shepard, Yang Shangkun, and Theodore Schultz.

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Among people born in France, Jean-François Lyotard ranks 382 out of 4,109Before him are Édouard Daladier (1884), Theodor Eicke (1892), Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824), Georges Bataille (1897), and Yves Klein (1928). After him are Fernand Léger (1881), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Giambologna (1529), and Patrice de MacMahon (1808).


Among philosophers born in France, Jean-François Lyotard ranks 22Before him are Marquis de Condorcet (1743), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), Paul Ricœur (1913), Ernest Renan (1823), Jean Buridan (1295), and Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715). After him are Pierre Gassendi (1592), Pierre Bayle (1647), Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), and Gaston Bachelard (1884).

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