By Stephen R. C. Hicks
Publish yr note: First released April 1st 2004 by way of Scholargy Publishing
Tracing postmodernism from its roots in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant to their improvement in thinkers equivalent to Michel Foucault and Richard Rorty, thinker Stephen Hicks presents a provocative account of why postmodernism has been the main full of life highbrow flow of the overdue twentieth century.
Why do skeptical and relativistic arguments have such energy within the modern highbrow international? Why have they got that strength within the humanities yet no longer within the sciences?
Why has a good portion of the political Left - a similar Left that generally promoted cause, technology, equality for all, and optimism - now switched to topics of anti-reason, anti-science, double criteria, and cynicism?
Explaining Postmodernism is highbrow heritage with a polemical twist, supplying clean insights into the debates underlying the furor over political correctness, multiculturalism, and the way forward for liberal democracy.