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LANDMARKS IN POST-MODERNISM
Transcript of LANDMARKS IN POST-MODERNISM
German socialist and philosopher
Communicative rationality and the public sphere
The modern period begins with the Enlightenment when a new faith arose in the power of reason to improve human society
Kant, Voltaire, Lake, Hume
A break with tradition, blind habit and salvish obedience
His means by "modernity"
He identified Derrida and Foucoult as "young conservatives"
A French philosopher, sociologist
Knowledge and communication
Modernist and postmodern art
Aesthetics and politics
A Report of Knowledge
His essay answers the question of "What is Postmodernism?"
"incredulity towards meta narratives"
Postmodernity deconstructs the basic aim of the Enlightenment, that is the idea of a unitary end of history and of a subject
A French sociologist, philosopher,cultural theorist
An intellectual figure
Associated with what is usually known as "the loss of real"
Images from film, TV and advertising has led to a loss of the distinction between real and imagined, reality and illusion, surface and depth
"Simulacra and Simulation"
The first stage is a faithful image/copy
The second stage is perversion of reality
The third stage masks the absence of a profound reality
The fourth stage is pure simulation, in which the simulacrum has no relationship to any reality