Why Philosophize?

2014.09.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jean-François Lyotard, Why Philosophize?, Andrew Brown (tr.), Polity, 2013, 123pp., $12.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745670737.
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2014.09.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jean-François Lyotard, Why Philosophize?, Andrew Brown (tr.), Polity, 2013, 123pp., $12.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745670737. Reviewed by Karin Fry, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point This is an English translation of a series of lectures that Jean-François Lyotard gave to undergraduate students at the Sorbonne in the autumn of 1964. The typed manuscript containing them and Lyotard's corrections had been lying in a French library and was not published in French until 2012. Why Philosophize? is a very early work, prior to Lyotard's major writings. It is also a bit more accessible than his other writings, since the audience was undergraduates. The topic continues to be timely, as it explores the reason for doing philosophy, particularly in a world in which it is misunderstood and largely unappreciated. There are four lectures. The first connects the source of philosophy to the desire for unity, which stems from. . .

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