Author: Stefano Ulliana (PhD), Italian philosopher and writer, member of the Secretariat of the World Philosophy Network
Lyotard’s post-modernism criticizes the abstraction of the universal narrations thought up by the ideologies of Capitalism and Socialism, for the reason why they lead to subvert their own intentions of progress and liberation for the whole mankind, overthrowing them to a violent constriction implemented by the powers of the States. His intention is to regain that central, profound and autonomous point of expression and production, that permits the free self-organization of natural and human purposes. Having beheaded the Absolute, in its intention to separate and make itself an abstract (but real) entity, Lyotard also demolishes the concept and praxis of Opposition and Synthesis, feared by the perversion of a liberation’s project justified by them. So throwing away the real ideal of equality, Lyotard leaves the field open to manipulation of free and creative self-determination of human nature by the most reactionary forces of Capital.