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
Right now, I am thoroughly disgusted by the educational system in our society. It is so frustrating to be a person who cannot live up to her potential because of bad guidance. I am not necessarily calling out any particular person or place, but the whole system in general is shot to hell. My frustration … More I Have to Say This Right Now
I am inspired by a turn of events to rest Lyotard and reopen Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. I have read this book about three or four times cover to cover. I also did a presentation on this book in a Junior Seminar class while I was attending Clark Atlanta University. So I am going to … More Racism and Capitalism in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
I live a psychotic life. I pace the floor and smoke cigarettes. I browse my library and read short passages from random books. I didn’t want to dress like a boy and I still don’t. I was poor growing up and I still am. I would work but it’s not possible right now. All that … More My Psychiatric Distress: I’m Crazy, but I Can’t Be Sane!
Knowledge is not the same as science or learning. Knowledge is the ideas each culture legitimizes through its own customs. This is what Lyotard calls ‘narrative knowledge.’ He describes three properties of narrative knowledge, then announces in the fourth property how this narrative knowledge is spread through the timelessness of rhythm. The first property is … More Knowledge: Hip Hop and Rap
Our society was built upon a foundation of paternity and masculinity, white supremacy, and capitalism. These three concepts, when mixed, provide for the volatile state of our society, because the makeup of the population is no longer supporting the foundational ideologies. … More Mobile Society, Income Inequality, and the Postmodern Condition
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