chapter  2
19 Pages

The Discursive Condition

The challenge to the Modern Condition is at heart a critique of neutrality, and of everything neutrality has made possible during the six centuries of modern hegemony. The stakes are substantial, but advancing discussion about these stakes has been next to impossible thanks to disciplinary blinkers that have produced many incompatible operating definitions of “modernity” and that have foreclosed on recognition of this terminological disagreement. Usage of the term “modern” continues to be thoroughly uncoordinated and consequently usages of the term “postmodern” has continued to blur any possibility of learning exactly what is being challenged and exactly what is at stake.