The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge - Legitimation by Paralogy Summary & Analysis

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Legitimation by Paralogy Summary and Analysis

No longer is the grand narrative of Hegel's dialectic of spirit or the emancipation of Marx, and the hero no longer serves as a validation for postmodern science. To the contrary, Habermas rather feels that the state is known through intellect and the freedom of the will. However, the problem with this is that science has been delegitimized. Science must search for new forms of legitimization. Can paralogy be a form of legitimization?

One must embrace the fact that modern science's ideology destabilizes one's ability to explain it and therefore to derive norms. It is not without rules. In order for society to function, there must be knowledge in complexity. The outcome of this is anarchic in unmanageable narratives of science, which results in paralogy. One must decide that the systems that rely on language games do...

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