The book also does a good job of explaining in more-or-less plain English the vacuity of postmodern thought.
The primary thesis of this book is that "the failure of epistemology made postmodernism possible, and the failure of socialism made postmodernism necessary."
This is the only book in many years that I began re-reading and marking up as soon as I had finished reading it the first time - I think it's that good.
Excellent book. Explains many mysterious about why the world is the way it is. The build up to actually discussing postmodernism is tedious but necessary and makes as a great... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John G.
My definition . . .
"Postmodernism philosophy is the tantrum raised by those whose emotions, desires, beliefs, feelings, passions, assertions, etc. Read more
This book clearly explained the roots of post-modernism in terms this modernist can grasp. Because post-modernist philosophical roots are in the subjective and nihilistic... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elisheva H. Levin
Have you ever wondered why President Obama and fellow travelers do not care if they are caught in a lie, or make contradictory statements? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dale B. Halling
Hicks is the most organized thinker I've ever read. He does a fantastic job of taking seemingly disparate episodes in history and philosophy and uniting them into a clear and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Emurda
Forceful and profound.This book on the philosophy of ideas introduces you to many personalities and puts them into historical perspective and related them to those who would... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michel Olson
This book is an excellent introduction to both the philosophical foundations of Postmodernism and the history of its battle with the Enlightenment outlook. Read morePublished 10 months ago by James Henderson