The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

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U of Minnesota Press, 1984 - Philosophy - 110 pages
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In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.
 

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Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed. This book extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status ... Read full review

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A short, oddly readable work in which Lyotard argues that the twentieth century has seen an upswing in cynicism that rejects societal ideologies or metanarratives. Postmodernism is a rejection of the ... Read full review

Contents

Knowledge in Computerized Societies
3
Legitimation
6
Language Games
9
The Modern Alternative
11
The Postmodern Perspective
14
The Pragmatics of Narrative Knowledge
18
The Pragmatics of Scientific Knowledge
23
The Narrative Function and the Legitimation of Knowledge
27
Narratives of the Legitimation of Knowledge 3 1
31
Delegitimation
37
Research and Its Legitimation through Performativity
41
Postmodern Science as the Search for Instabilities
53
Legitimation by Paralogy
60
Answering the Question What Is Postmodernism?
71
Notes
85
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