The Truth about Science

I am resting Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and am picking back up The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-Francois Lyotard. The following thoughts are inspired by Lyotard, pages 23-41, sections 7-11. Is scientific knowledge the metanarrative of narrative knowledge? Or is narrative knowledge the metanarrative of scientific knowledge? Because while explicitly stating the … More The Truth about Science

In a New Direction with Jean-Francois Lyotard and Postmodernism

The field, the problem, and the method in Jean-Francois Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge are the first three sections where he begins to explain the paradigm shift associated with science, technology, and the knowledge bases from which they extend. Regarding the field: ‘It is widely accepted that knowledge has become the principle … More In a New Direction with Jean-Francois Lyotard and Postmodernism

Ending Derrida’s Of Grammatology

Independence of representation and the proper perspective of representation. The following quotes are taken from the last chapter in Of Grammatology. The discussion is about representation. Representation has an independence from the object that is being represented. The object being represented cannot be represented without the representation. However, representation can stand alone from an object. … More Ending Derrida’s Of Grammatology

Gender-Neutral Pronouns and the Origin of Script

Sexuality is not a form of linguistic function. Language supplements speech; what cannot be spoken, cannot be written. If a person is transgender, then that person is going from one gender to the other, hence the prefix ‘trans.’ A transatlantic flight is not in New York and Paris, it is going from one to the … More Gender-Neutral Pronouns and the Origin of Script

Machiavelli versus Derrida, Unequal Distribution of Income, and a Dire Warning for the Black African American Community

The origin of nature = the breach of language The origin of language = the breach of nature In Machiavelli’s ‘The Art of War,’ the beginning of the discourse on war deals with what type of man is most suitable to a political entity for war. The conversation between Fabrizio and Cosimo revolves around ideal … More Machiavelli versus Derrida, Unequal Distribution of Income, and a Dire Warning for the Black African American Community