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Notes on Lyotard’s Postmodern Condition: Introduction, Sections 1 and 2

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authority / Habermas / knowledge / language games / legitimacy of science / Lyotard / metanarrative / Postmodern Condition / Postmodernism / technology

This book enquires on the condition of knowledge today in highly developed societies (xxiii). It is also situated in the crisis of narratives (xxiii). Philosophy legitimates the rules of science’s language games (xxiii). ‘Modern’ designates any science that legitimates itself with reference to a metadiscourse in relation to certain grand narratives (such as the dialectics of Spirit, the hermeneutics of meaning, the emancipation of the rational or working subject, or the creation of wealth) (xxiii). […]