La condition postmoderne: rapport sur le savoir. Front Cover. Jean-François Lyotard. Manchester University Press, – Bilgi – pages. The postmodern condition: a report on knowledge / Jean-Francois Lyotard La nature du lien social: la perspective postmoderne; Pragmatique du savoir. Source: The Postmodern Condition () publ. Manchester University Press, The First 5 Chapters of main body of work are reproduced here.

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Writing the EventManchester: University of Sydney Library. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Each coincides with a school of thought. It can fit into the new channels, and become operational, only if learning is translated into quantities of information. Lyotard has written extensively also on many contemporary artists of his choice: Lyotard develops this view of language by defining “reality” in an original way, as a complex of possible senses attached to a referent through a name.

The result is a plurality of language-games a term coined by Ludwig Wittgenstein [1]: The point is that there is a strict interlinkage between the kind of language called science and the kind called ethics and politics: Adorno ‘s negative dialectics because he viewed them as seeking a “therapeutic resolution in the framework of a religion, here the religion of history. But this doubt on the part of scientists must be taken into account as a major factor in evaluating the present and future status of scientific knowledge.

The language game of human passions, qualities and faults c. In the work of contemporary German theorists, systemtheorie is technocratic, even cynical, not to mention despairing: Wittgenstein, taking up the study of language again from scratch, focuses his attention on the effects of different modes of discourse; he calls the various types of utterances he identifies along the way a few of which I have listed language games.


Lyotard’s paganism was also feminist because he argued that women, like paganism, are antirational and antiphilosophical.

La Condition postmoderne

The correct sense of a phrase cannot be determined by a reference to reality, since the referent itself does not fix sense, and reality itself is defined as the complex of competing senses attached to a referent. An illustration of the first model is suggested by Talcott Parsons at least the postwar Parsons and his school, and of the second, by the Marxist current all of its component schools, whatever differences they may have, postmoderns both the principle of class struggle and dialectics as a duality operating within society.

A Report on Knowledgethe impact of the postmodern condition was to provoke skepticism about universalizing theories. This reifies postmodernism, as the corresponding concept, in terms its historical theoretical usage, which reduces the heuristic value of the postmodern perspective.

It is conceivable that the nation-states will one day fight for control of information, just as they battled in the past for control over territory, and afterwards for control of access to and exploitation of raw materials and cheap labor. These technological transformations can be expected to have a considerable impact jean-frqnois knowledge.

This breaking up of the grand Narratives discussed below, sections 9 and 10 leads to what some authors analyse in terms of the dissolution of the social bond and the disintegration of social aggregates into a mass of individual atoms thrown into the absurdity of Brownian motion.

If we wish to discuss knowledge in the most highly developed contemporary society, we must answer the preliminary question of what postmocerne representation to apply to that society.

It is widely accepted that knowledge has become the principle force of production over the last few decades, this has already had postmodedne noticeable effect on the composition of the work force of the most highly developed countries and constitutes the major bottleneck for the developing countries. A new field is opened for industrial and commercial strategies on the one hand, and political and military strategies on the other.


La Condition postmoderne

Lyotard was a frequent writer on aesthetic matters. Home All editions This editionFrench, Book edition: It should now be ka from which perspective I chose language games as my general methodological approach. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Done by a philosopher, this study belongs to a more customarily German genre of Zeitdiagnosendiagnostic lyotagd and interpretations of the present moment.

Bureaucratisation is the outer limit of this tendency. But only to the extent that it fails to challenge the general paradigm of progress in science and technology, to which economic growth and the expansion of sociopolitical power seem to be natural complements. Geoffrey Bennington and Brian Massumi. The university is open because it has been declared open in postmderne above-mentioned circumstances.

That this is so is not subject to discussion or verification on the part of the addressee, who is immediately cindition within the new context created by the utterance.

As metanarratives fade, science suffers a loss ckndition faith in its search for truthand therefore must find other ways of legitimating its efforts. In retrospect, he called it “a parody ” and “simply the worst of all my books”. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The constraints function to filter discursive potentials, interrupting possible connections in the communication networks: