Habermas and Lyotard on Post-Modernity

  title={Habermas and Lyotard on Post-Modernity},
  author={Richard Rorty},
In Knowledge and Human Interests Habermas tried to generalize what Marx and Freud had accomplished by grounding their projects of "unmasking" in a more comprehensive theory. The strand in contemporary French thought which Habermas criticizes as "ncoconscrvative" starts off from suspicion of Marx and Freud, suspicion of the masters of suspicion, suspicion of "unmasking." Lyotard, for example, says that he will 


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