(Re)cognizing postmodernity: helps for historians--of science especially.

  title={(Re)cognizing postmodernity: helps for historians--of science especially.},
  author={Paul Forman},
  journal={Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte},
  volume={33 2},
  • Paul Forman
  • Published 2010 in Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Postmodernity, a historical era demarcated from modernity by a broad reversal in cultural presuppositions, is distinguished from postmodernism, an intellectual posture adopted by self-identified postmodernists early in postmodernity. Two principal features of postmodernity are addressed: first, the downgrading of science and the upgrading of technology in cultural rank--on which postmodernity and postmodernism are in accord; second, the displacement of the methodical, disinterested scientist… CONTINUE READING