Episode 8.04 The Postmodern Condition—Explained

Jean-François Lyotard on postmodernity, science, and kitschy art.

Tagged: art, ethics, reading, technology

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The Postmodern Condition, Jean–François Lyotard

Show Notes

We do our best to explain this dense piece of French aesthetic theory, its arguments with German idealist philosophers, and its very strong feelings about non-avant-garde art.


Chris, because he was slightly sick, forgot that although we were recording in February, the episode was coming out in March. This threw off everything we said about dates for the rest of the episode. Whoops!

(The book schedule is adjusted accordingly below.)

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