The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge - Narratives of the Legitimation of Knowledge Summary & Analysis

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Narratives of the Legitimation of Knowledge Summary and Analysis

There are two major approaches to the narrative of legitimation: the first is political, and the other is philosophical. The political narrative emphasizes, among others, what Lyotard calls humanity as the hero of liberty. Science is not always found here because of religious leaders and dictators who have forestalled these narratives. This narrative does not emphasize education, but rather looks at a class of administrators and professionals with whom to provide a stable society. The second approach, philosophy, considers the university central in society. Not only is it a repository of educated people who spread knowledge and do research, but also their training has implications for spiritual and moral training of society in general.

These universities are constituted to achieve a unifying principle of spirit or life. Science, on the other...

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