Postmodern theory may be the most loathed concept ever to have emerged from academia. Ebullience, idealism, confidence, the belief that there was plenty of territory to explore, and above all the sense that art, in the most disinterested and noble way, could find the necessary metaphors by which a radically changing culture could be explained to its inhabitants.”, “In our postmodern culture which is TV dominated, image sensitive, and morally vacuous, personality is everything and character is increasingly irrelevant.”, “Try this for deviancy: fabricants are mirrors held up to purebloods' conscience; what purebloods see reflected there sickens them. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant. What analytic philosophers are seldom able to fathom is that claiming that all truth is subjective is not a value claim. Some of Nietzsche’s most prescient pages are those in which he describes the ‘oversaturation of an age with history’. Kurt Andersen points out that postmodern ideas didn’t stay locked in the ivory tower but gradually circulated in the wider culture, convincing more and more people that each person has his or her own “truth,” and that it’s impolite (if not downright hegemonic) to say that someone is wrong. The Place of Scepticism and Sceptical Arguments, Philosophy Talk and the Paradoxical Facebook Contest, Separation of Powers and the Charismatic Presidency, Political Correctness and the Speech Fashion War. Knowing What We Know—And What We Don't Know, Feel like Democracy is Crumbling? And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. But that is precisely what I believe postmodernism best represents - a mood.”, “We're the most aggressively inarticulate generation to come along since, you know, a long time ago!”, “Isn't post-modernism really one big cover-up for the failure of the French to write a truly interesting novel ever since a sports car ate, “What has our culture lost in 1980 that the avant-garde had in 1890? But what if postmodernism also contributed, in its own modest way? In today's society, postmodernism has led to relativism, the idea that all truth is relative. Developed within literature and philosophy departments in … Jean-Francois Lyotard. We didn't say, What kind of casserole will that make? The postmodern right shares the traditional conservative concern for national identity and skepticism toward rationalism, but its distinct character emerges in its disposition towards truth and moral universalism. Nor does subjectivity eliminate the possibility for agreement or discussion. If a spiritual idea is eastern, it is granted critical immunity; if western, it is thoroughly criticized. I write with a solid belief in all the Christian dogmas.”, “Amusing and perfectly self-conscious charlatans.”, “As an experienced editor, I disapprove of flashbacks, foreshadowings, and tricksy devices; they belong in the 1980s with M.A.s in postmodernism and chaos theory.”, “what exactly is postmodernism, except modernism without the anxiety?”, “[We] saw products as garbage even when they sat gleaming on store shelves, yet unbought. The most obvious example is sexual morality. No Place for Truth: or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? How will it impact our future? But what about "legitimate" news, one might still ask? ', Deconstructing the College Admissions Rat Race, Health Care – is it a right or a privilege. PostModern | Recomandari de filme noi si vechi, carti, muzica, teatru, expozitii, dans si alte evenimente care-ti merita atentia. Preposterous. Identities Lost and Found in a Global Age, The Philosophy of Humor (And the Humor of Philosophy), Theological Correctness Part II: An Answer, Remixing Reality: Art and Literature for the 21st Century, Theological Correctness Part I: The Question. Through the use of reason and logic , and with the more specialized tools provided by science and technology , human beings are likely to change themselves and their societies for the better.