chapter  8
The legitimising of knowledge
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We now turn to the work of Jean-François Lyotard, whose text The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (1984) (hereafter referred to as PMC), is central to the discussion of the postmodern moment. First published in French in 1979, with an English edition appearing in 1984, The Postmodern Condition provides a view of changes in the production and legitimising of knowledge derived partly from an analysis of changes in technology under late twentieth-century capitalism and partly from a philosophical analysis drawing on Kant and Wittgenstein.