Jean-Francois Lyotard
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Post-modernism
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Synopsis:
  • Postmodernism
  • Metaphysics is pointless ("incredulity towards metanarratives")
  • The rational self (capable of analyzing the world) is a fiction
  • Metanarratives, or "grand narratives" (dominant ideologies) provide a 'credible` purpose for knowledge, science, and technology in advanced capitalist societies (e.g., knowledge is produced for its own sake)
  • Postmodernist thought must question, critique, and deconstruct metanarratives
  • Postmodernist thought must prefer mini-narratives that are "provisional, contingent, temporary, and relative"
  • Postmodern breakdown or fragmentation of beliefs and values

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