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The postmodern condition: a report on knowledge

The postmodern condition: a report on knowledge

Lyotard, Jean-François

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 of science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information is controlled in the Western world

Book. English.
Published Manchester: Manchester University Press, c1984
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Statement of responsibility: Jean-François Lyotard ; translation from the French by Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi ; foreword by Fredric Jameson
ISBN: 0719014506, 0719014549, 9780719014505, 9780719014543
Note: Includes index.
Language note: Translation of, La condition postmoderne.
Physical Description: xxv,110p ; 24 cm.
Series: Theory and history of literature ; v.10
Subject: Learning and scholarship.; Knowledge, Theory of.; Knowledge

Contents

  1. Foreword by Frederic Jameson
  2. Introduction
  3. 1 The field: knowledge in computerized societies
  4. 2 The problem: legitimation
  5. 3 The method: language games
  6. 4 The nature of the social bond: the modern alternative
  7. 5 The nature of the social bond: the postmodern perspective
  8. 6 The pragmatics of narrative knowledge
  9. 7 The pragmatics of scientific knowledge
  10. 8 The narrative function and the legitimation of knowledge
  11. 9 Narratives of the legitimation of knowledge
  12. 10 Delgitimation
  13. 11 Research and it legitimation through performativity
  14. 12 Education and its legitimation through performativity
  15. 13 Postmodern science as the search for instabilities
  16. 14 Legitimation by paralogy
  17. Appendix
  18. Notes
  19. Index

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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 of science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information is controlled in the Western world.