I have had little patience to read very much by postmodernists such as Derrida and Foucault.
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.
Hicks is obviously an apologist for Capitalism. While I enjoyed his discussions regarding the philosophical foundations of the Enlightenment and post-modernism, I found his... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nightrider
I found this book to be a concise and powerful survey of postmodernism, both in terms of its fundamental ideas and their unfolding through time, and its critical narrative frame. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Michael Lewis
Uses the words of those philosophers that founded postmodern thought to show the follies of it. Excellent for those on the right or those that believe they espouse it's thought.Published 2 months ago by Jeremy Tarbush
Excellent overview of the issue, clearly written even if at times a bit biased.Published 3 months ago by dominique de Gery
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 5 months 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 11 months ago by Elisheva H. Levin