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Coordonate ale disputei dintre postmodernitate şi modernitate
Coordinates of the dispute between postmodernity and modernity

Author(s): Miron ROMAN
Subject(s): Pragmatism, Rhetoric
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: legitimation and legitimacy of scientific knowledge; macronarrative legitimation (macroargumentative); mercantilism of knowledge; pragmatic performance of knowledge; language games;

Summary/Abstract: The article continues the series of the preceiding three (published in numbers 24, 25 and 26 of Revista de Ştiinţe Politice). One analyses J.-Fr. Lyotard’s postmodern conception regarding the legitimation of scientific knowledge not with the instrument of the holistic logic of rational argumentation through macronarrations (as in the case of modernity), but through the characteristics of the production and mercantile use of information, on the basis of the pragmatic logic of effectiveness parceled in information niches.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 28
  • Page Range: 53-58
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian