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But these days all the real postmodernists are on the right.

I have finished this excellent book, and I am profoundly grateful for the fact that you have made it available on the internet. Refreshingly, Hicks does not take it as given that these poststructuralist view-points have been demonstrated to be in error.

Thanks again for your work! You can find the details of our flair system here. Postmodernism wasn’t born out of a “change in the epistemology of the Left”. Jun 20, Nate Weger rated it really liked it.

I already have an interview with Gene Edward Veith and some others. On the one hand, all cultures are equally deserving of respect; on the other, Western culture is uniquely destructive and bad. Hicks spent the entire book beaning postmodernists with rocks. Right wing socialism, on the other hand, failed so spectacularly in the form of European fascism that there was no time or moral opportunity for anything other than a few fringe groups to carry forward its ideas.

Why do skeptical and relativistic arguments have such power in the contemporary intellectual world? Want to Read saving…. Your book should be a compulsory reading to every university student in the western world, especially the humanities and social sciences departments.


What’s up with postmodernism’s rejection of the notion of dialogue? Although Stephen is not shy letting the reader know what he thinks of postmodernism from his ‘rational’ philosophical perspective I think that he is even handed in articulating at least where it comes from and its postmoedrnism tenants. It’s not an “explanation of postmodernism”, it’s a polemic against the radical relativism and antifoundationalism of the Left, which is grounded in Explainin Rand’s mis interpretation of Kant.


Unfortunately, he stops short of offering solutions.

But we also know that the father figures of twentieth century postmodernism are all far left. Thanks for publishing your book on Amazon. The individual is merely along for the ride. Thanks once again, Best regards, Ambreesh.

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault

I personally think a lot of what Hicks writes makes sense, but what would be a good book to read to get a sense of what the postmodernists themselves are saying?

I appreciate all your labors you have spent to explain some crucial mental problems postmodernizm man. Because basically, it turned out that people now actually have reasons to doubt the grand narrative of class struggle – as well as all the other grand narratives that tell you who you are and what your postmodernims is. Was it not of the same motivation, though?

Defining Pre-modernism and Modernism Chart 1. Modernism is the core set of values adapted in the Enlightenment. The gamble is that he won’t usher in the revival of right wing national socialism. The best example of this is postmoderniem infamous line in the Declaration of Independence copied almost verbatim from Locke by Jefferson.

In this way, it might be fair enough to say that Kant destroyed philosophy in postmocernism to save it, but to argue that everything was hunky-dory before Kant wrote the Critique is simply false. Not that he made it himself, but he bought it from a mass producing factory, and signed his name on it.


Marcus VerhaeghLudwig von Mises Institute. So they marshalled an attack on the values of the hicke. To ask other readers questions about Explaining Postmodernismplease sign up. The new printing should be in stock at Amazon within a week. What group is most important? Kant argued, if we perceive the ‘outside world’ through our senses, so can’t possibly know the ‘objective world’ out there, we can only perceive the filtered data that our senses allow us to perceive.

hhicks If I could I would give this book a 4. Where you do not have it you have atrocities and inequalities way worse than where you do have it.

Explaining Postmodernism – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.

These detractors ought to be ignored, because Hicks explains it all very well and correctly identifies it to be a phenomenon of the Left. Sounds a lot like Romans 14possibly? Here in the second part of the book, the author traces back the postmodernixm root of postmodernism.

This book an account of yicks the systematic questioning of objective reality developed over the centuries, in the form of a guided tour of philosophers from Rousseau to Foucault. Hicks would rather put the blame on Kant’s shoulders in part, it seems, simply because Kant is German and it fits better into his Anglo vs Continental dichotomy than dignify that Hume was the real problem child hickks empiricism and that Locke’s dogmatism was, to many, incapable of withstanding t Good book.

So this tired debate is revived and apparently, Amazon decided to offer this book to Petersen acolytes for free.