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Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives.

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The Washington Consensus is dead! Long live the meta-narrative
From the Washington Consensus to a new meta-narrative. 1. 2.
Narrative and Metanarrative
metanarrative, and then distinguish self-referential from referential meta- narrative.
1 Proclaiming the Gospel as Metanarrative to Postmodern Hearers
Succession Theory: Reassessing a Neglected Meta-narrative about
Special Section on Human/Environment Relationships. Succession Theory: Reassessing a Neglected.
Cosmic Metanarrative for the

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God Particle Fails to Show Up, Stephen Hawking May Have Won His Bet
In other words, the Higgs boson (though never indentified in the lab, or though nobody has actually confirmed its existence) became part of a meta-narrative that physicists used to explain the creation of the Universe.
Protocol - Realist and Meta-narrative Evidence Synthesis: Evolving Standards
This study aims to produce methodological guidance, publication standards and training resources for those seeking to use the realist and/or meta-narrative approach to systematic review.
Connolly and parker are out for justice
He decided things would happen to Parker, often bad things; that he would have a memory, that he would age; and that over the course of the books, there would be a meta-narrative, something bigger going on to keep both writer and readers engaged.
Where Does Religion Come From?
The meta-narrative that is really the only one intelligible to all well-educated people everywhere in the world is the meta-narrative of evolution, which is in turn embedded in a narrative of cosmological development since 13.
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Maybe I'm a little overly invested in the story and its meta-narrative twists and turns, but all you really need to know is that "The Other Shoe" captures a bittersweet moment before David's fall.

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Metanarrative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biblical Metanarrative
What is the biblical metanarrative? Biblical metanarrative.
Metanarrative | Define Metanarrative at
metanarrative [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]. —n. (in postmodernist literary theory) a narrative about a narrative or narratives.
Metanarrative - New World Encyclopedia
Lyotard: The Postmodern Condition
The meta-narratives of the Enlightenment were about grand quests. The progressive liberation of humanity through science is a meta-narrative.

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