postmodernity

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foucalt
no sure foundations of knowledge. no way to prove if a theory is true=anti foundationalism. Enlightenment project of true, scientific knowledge is dead because can't garuntee knowledge. Theories that claim truth are meta-narratives and pm reject this
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foucalt cont,
accept diversity- take relitavist position. all views are true to those who hold them
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lyotard
all meta-narratives are simplistic . We should focus on playing language games (ways of seeing world) to explore narratives. having many is better as knowledge can no longer be used as tool to impose force by authorities as we now have freedom.
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lyotard cont
actions and ideas judged on how useful they are rather than how true.
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Baudrillard
society no longer based on buying and selling of material goods but now selling knowledge in form of signs. Signs only stand for themselves= simulacra. newspapers are signs about signs rather than reality. hyper reality where signs appear more real
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Baudrillard cont.
than reality itself. Signs are meaningless. Critical of TV for our inability to distinguish between image and reality.
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culture
unstable and fragmented so no longer shared values and many truths from many media massages
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identity
destabilised. change it by changing consumption and can construct identity from images and lifestyles with pick and mix
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politics
lose power because can't grasp reality can't improve
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accept diversity- take relitavist position. all views are true to those who hold them

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all meta-narratives are simplistic . We should focus on playing language games (ways of seeing world) to explore narratives. having many is better as knowledge can no longer be used as tool to impose force by authorities as we now have freedom.

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actions and ideas judged on how useful they are rather than how true.

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society no longer based on buying and selling of material goods but now selling knowledge in form of signs. Signs only stand for themselves= simulacra. newspapers are signs about signs rather than reality. hyper reality where signs appear more real

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