Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-francois LyotardPostmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-francois Lyotard

Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

byJean-francois LyotardTranslated byBrian Massumi

Paperback | June 21, 1984

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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.
Title:Postmodern Condition: A Report on KnowledgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:June 21, 1984Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816611734

ISBN - 13:9780816611737

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Considered by scholars, critics and thinkers to be a foundational essay in 20th-century critical thought, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge is necessary reading for anyone interested in how we've come to think of the world around us. It argues that knowledge, as a form, has undergone tremendous change of status since the 19th century, specifically since the 1950s. Written by Jean-Francois Lyotard, a modern philosophical anomaly, it is a work of resonating depth that will impact the way you think about the way we think.

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This polemic on postmodernism champions the postmodern as a condition that protects against the exclusionary practices of totalitarian politics. Lyotard also recognizes here that it is impossible to discuss postmodernism in anything like exhaustive terms. He briefly elaborates on what Linda Hutcheon calls a "poetics of postmodernism." In other words, he delineates a general (but necessarily incomplete) outline of some of the precepts that constitute the postmodern. This work, however thorough, is designed to allow even a beginner to enter easily into the conversation of the postmodern.