Jean-François Lyotard

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  • Postmodernism, By Jean Francois Lyotard

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    Postmodernism itself means, “after present times,” but how can we be in an age of something past the present? It is a way of thinking that’s easy to identify but rather hard to define, though world renowned french philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard tried to in his research as, “Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodernism as incredulity toward metanarratives.” The beauty of postmodernism is the subtle, the things you might not catch the first few viewings, and often appear to pay homage to some

  • Modernism And Post Modernism In The Golden Book By Doris Lessing

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    before modernism however modernist writers changed it a little bit and left it to the readers to give a meaning to the symbol. In formalism creativity and orginality was important. Postmodernism Postmodernism took place after the World War II, Lyotard explaines it like this The word postmodernism has a meaning by itself the word "post" means after combining with modernism it has a meanig of after modernism. However their isn't just one defination about it. Their is still many different ideas of

  • Modernism And Postmodernism In The Twentieth Century

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    Twentieth century is marked with two epochs, first half is known as modernism and second half is named as postmodernism. In the latter half of twentieth century there was an overall transferal in terms of culture, economics, religion, history, linguistics, social behavior, philosophy, arts, architecture, and literature. The world has entered into a new phenomenon that is being defined with the prefix of ‘post’. For istance from structuralism to poststructuralism, colonialism to postcolonialism, positivism

  • Essay on A Postmodern Tendancy in Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    exhibits these tendancies, which, taken separately, have been expounded upon but not yet fully exhausted, and the time has come to realize her as a postmodern force.   Jean-Francois Lyotard, in his essay, "The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge," defines postmodernism "as incredulity toward metannaratives (Lyotard, 71)." This works out to mean that the overarching metanarrative of the world, which is given to us by the ruling class if one subscribes to class theories, that forms our

  • The Contradictions Of Postmodernism

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    postmodernism has challenged the mainstream reality and the contradictions postmodernism embodies will be discussed. Postmodernism is an ambiguous term to define. In the context of this paper, postmodernism is understood as in the work of Jean-Francois Lyotard and Michel Foucault. It should be clarified that postmodernism is a broader area than that covered in the works of the above two writers. Before the postmodernism

  • The Pros And Cons Of Postmodernism

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    metanarrative. In other words, there is no such thing as an absolute truth, nor is there such a thing as objectivity. Thus, reality becomes a matrix of perception which changes based on the interpretation upon which it was forged. Hence, Jean-Francois Lyotard— a French philosopher—defined

  • Examples Of Postmodernism In Pulp Fiction

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    Then we will look in to the amount of postmodernism that director showed in this movie and whether we can call this work as postmodern or not. There are many sources which support these both statements. Postmodernism and The movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ Jean-Francois

  • Nietzsche : The Re-Evaluator Of Human Values

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    Nietzsche was the re-evaluator of human values and what it meant to be human—a critique of the theme, human values, that we’ve been following scantily through this paper. Nietzsche also drives home what’s at stake in believing one thing from another, most often turning his ire towards Christianity. What Nietzsche discovered, however, was that our beliefs weren’t truly our own. Instead, he found that we were adopting discourses and meaning from places other than ourselves—contradicting the belief

  • Postmodernity as the Climax of Modernity: Horizons of the Cultural Future

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    Postmodernity as the Climax of Modernity: Horizons of the Cultural Future ABSTRACT: Given that any society is endowed not only with a set of institutions but also with the particular pattern of self-reflection and self-description, postmodernity should be viewed as an epoch representing the climax of modernity and its self-refutation. Parting with traditional society, modernity represents the triumph of power-knowledge, the divorce between spheres of culture, the global social relations, the

  • Media Impact On Social Media

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    There have always been waves of anxiety surrounding changes in media technology. In the 19th century, cheap newsprint and improved presses enabled partisan newspapers to dramatically expand their reach, leading many to argue how this compromised the effectiveness of the press as a check on power (Kaplan 2002). In the 20th century, as radio and television gained popularity, observers became anxious that these new platforms would reduce policy debates to sound bites and concentrate power in the hands