File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0110, message 30

Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 18:24:08 +0100
Subject: cynicism


I've been following the brief discussions of 'Cynicism' over the past 
week - cynicism , which seems central to the intellectual mood of a 
couple of the generations that exist in these post-modern times and 
which is the source of so much of the anti-rationalist impulse that runs 
through our societies, is one of the primary elements of post-modern 
culture not just in the personal but also in our institutions - look at 
their behavior in recent times. Cynicism may be best enframed  as the 
(an element of) contemporary subjectivity formed in the historical 
process... Perhaps its the other side of the anti-secular pre-religious 
elements that are so much a part of the current UK govenment....




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