and Art. Edited by Leon S. Roudiez. Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1987. Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A Selection. Translated by Alan Sheridan. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. Lyotard, Jean-François. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Translated by Régis Durand. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986. Marx, Karl. Capital, A Critique of Political Economy. Translated by Ben Fowkes. Vol. 1. London and New York: Penguin Books, 1990. Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Portable Nietzsche. Edited and translated by Walter Kaufmann. New York: Penguin Books, 1976. Rancière, Jacques. The Philosopher and His Poor. Translated by John Drury, Corinne Oster and Andrew Parker. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003. Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness, An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology. Translated by Hazel E. Barnes. London: Routledge, 2001. de Saussure, Ferdinand. Course in General Linguistics. Translated and annotated by Roy Harris. London: Duckworth, 1983. Žižek, Slavoj. Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991. Christopher Kul-Want is leader of the Masters in Research course in Art Theory and Philosophy at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London. His books in Icon Books’ Introducing series include Introducing Kant (1996), Introducing Aesthetics (2007) and Introducing Slavoj Žižek (2011). He is the editor of Philosophers on Art, From Kant to the Postmodernists, A Critical Reader (Columbia University Press, 2010). Author’s acknowledgements I would like to thank the people who contributed to the preparation of this book, especially Duncan Heath, Piero and Catherine Yass, to whom I am very indebted. I dedicate this book to Catherine and Enna Thea. Piero is an illustrator, animator and graphic designer based in London since 1997. He is fom La Plata (Argentina). His books in Icon Books’ Introducing series include Introducing Shakespeare, Introducing Anthropology, Introducing Psychiatry, Introducing Nietzsche, Introducing Barthes, Introducing Aesthetics, and Introducing Slavoj Žižek. Artist’s acknowledgements I would like to thank Duncan Heath and Chris, it is always a pleasure to work with them. This book is dedicated to my father Osvaldo and Silvina and all my famly.