Definition of Lyotard, Jean-François in English:

Lyotard, Jean-François

proper noun

  • (1924–98), French philosopher and literary critic. He outlined his ‘philosophy of desire’, based on the politics of Nietzsche, in L'Économie libidinale (1974). In later books he adopted a postmodern quasi-Wittgensteinian linguistic philosophy.

Pronunciation

Lyotard, Jean-François

/ljɔtɑʀ//ˈljɒtɑː/