The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge - Delegitimation Summary & Analysis

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Delegitimation Summary and Analysis

The two narratives, the narrative of emancipation and the narrative of speculation no longer apply in the postmodern world. This is primarily because of the advent of the technological age. Nowadays people are more interested in getting results than finding the value in their actions. With the dissolution of commodities in the postmodern world replaced with information, communist alternatives as well as Hegelian notions are discarded; the impetus toward a transformation of economic capitalistic structure is no longer possible. The commodity loses its use value.

The important question is, is science legitimate? The problem of science that is important is that science is always transforming, which leads to whole different worldviews. For example, society went from the Ptolemy and the geocentric universe to Copernicus' heliocentric universe. Another example from physics is the transition from Newtonian physics to Einsteinean physics. These positions...

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