(also known as the death of the subject
) that takes all human intent
out of human action
. Postmodernists are no longer interested
in the act
as done by a person, but as an independent
variable in and of itself valuable to consider
This is done because postmodernists claim that human intent is the only real reason that one must ever take the subject into account when studying an act. Because we can never know the true intent of an "actor" and because the intent really doesn't matter in any case (after all, the intent cannot take precidence over the act that occured), there is no need to consider the subject when studying imperical human history.