Am I a Postmodernist (2022)

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Guest

Saturday, August 18, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

please finish the discussion of "meta-narrative."

please finish the discussion of "meta-narrative."

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

THE AGE OF TRUTHI believe that man is emerging

THE AGE OF TRUTH
I believe that man is emerging from the era of philosophical darkness, into the age of Postdarkness. The Darkness Era is the age when the word "true" was undefined and misunderstood by mankind. An age when man practiced and lived in untruth, only because we had been taught to do so. The extent of that era is measured by the time of man's existence; before mankind, nature was absolutely true. We went the wrong way. There have been some along the way who have come close to reversing or missteps, who have seen the light of truth, who have fought and died for truth, but no one has yet to define it. Not even the great Socrates could grasp the truth. No one has yet to turn mankind toward the path of truth, the parallel path of nature's truth. .
Do not confuse Postdarkness with The Age of Enlightenment or The Scientific Revolution, which relied heavely on the flawed measurement of nature, and the resulting laws or restrictions of nature. The Postdarkness Era would be better described as an advancement of the Axial Age. Postdarkness will be a time when the absolute truth is known. A time when the truth is taught and practiced, a time when the truth is lived by not one but all. A time of absolute unity, a time of equality.
That Postdarkness Age will be called the Age of Truth.
The Age of Truth will not only set man free, but all of nature, all things equally.
Welcome to the Age of Truth!
MJA

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Guest

Friday, August 31, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

(Video) Why I am a Postmodernist

In response to the post about the age of post-dark

In response to the post about the age of post-darkness That statement may be a little presumptuous or even neo-prophetic.
Isn't it possible that we would stray further from the truth instead? Or that maybe our discovery would not be one of truth, but perhaps the obsoletion of the word truth?
Perhaps "truth" is actually a mask on the face of reality, or merely a sort of carrot-on-a-stick distraction from perception. Or all is true because it has been percieved? Philosophers have never been able to define the word truth because it is the infinite and the ultimate unanswerable question to begin with; It is the philosopher's ultimate motivation. With truth solved there is no why. (perhaps truth is the ability to strictly percieve do u mean?)
What i would hope to see from this 'new age' is the recognition of what is valid and not what is true. 'Post-modern' for example... Isn't that a sort of redundancy?
This "age of truth" thus far seems to be a case of unnecessary confusion. intermediary? perhaps. I would hope.

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Guest

Saturday, September 1, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

"Truth" is the one language meant to be "share

"Truth" is the one language meant to be "shared" through all people. The key word being "shared". It was created to be "felt" in order to be "understood". It is our guide in life towards a "deeper understanding" of life's design.
The "truth" is shared with everyone everyday of our lives. Our biggest "obstacle" is not understanding the "truth", it is within the "choice" that we seek to "understand" it with. With our mind is the usual "choice". We ask our mind to understand what it can not. In order to understand the essence of the "truth" we have to learn how to enhance our ability to "feel" so that we may "understand" what is being shared with us. Our minds were not created to "feel" or to "understand", it does not possess that ability. Which is why, very often, our minds will tell us the opposite of the "truth". How many times has that happened in our lives, where we "seek to understand" a "life moment" or ask our minds to share the "truth" of an event that we wish to understand, yet it's reply is always a series of guesses. Yet, how often has a moment been created in our lives, where we experienced a "feeling", that was shared with us, that translated into an "understanding" that we "just knew" something was "true" or "about to happen" or "just happened". Our ability to "understand" what our mind, our spirit, and our bodies were created for and how to grow each one separately so that they make work in unity provides the proper foundation for us to "grow in" our created purpose. Most people just lack the "understanding" to do so, mainly because no one has thus far "shared" the one thing that we all wish to know, how to understand, the "Truth" ..... have an awesome day .... Rich

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Guest

Sunday, September 2, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

You write to much to read!

You write to much to read!

(Video) Why I am not a Postmodernist (Urdu)
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Tom

Monday, September 17, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

Hey All,Question for the postmodernists: what

Hey All,
Question for the postmodernists: what if I went down to the local domestic violence clinic and told the line of victims that what just happened to them was a "meta narrative" ? How 'bout switching off an airplanes engines 20,000 ft above the Atlantic Ocean because all knowledge is "artificial", "constructed," and has no independent reality. Or how bout this: a planeload full of pomo theorists 20,000 ft above the Atlantic given a vote on whether or not to switch off the engine ?
I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, just struggling with this new po-mo thing. I was an economics major...
Tom.

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Guest

Monday, October 29, 2007 -- 5:00 PM

this blog is pretty ridiculous."Most often th

this blog is pretty ridiculous.
"Most often they turn into discussions of how this or that theme of postmodernism is related to what various dead people said, Hegel, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Freud, Dewey, etc. etc."
you demonstrate rank ignorance here. at least half this list of people write in an extremely straightforward and highly readable way. so what if theyre dead? so what if you need to know some context? you have to know context in order to function in any specialised job. your response to this work suggests a fairly immature attitude to the real world.
"I found what I and my friends had to say on such topics much more interesting and somewhat more sophisticated than what Derrida had to say (as far as I could make it out), so I never got through a whole essay, much less a whole book, by him either."
how can you possibly know that derrida is 'unsophisticated' if youve never even bothered to read a whole essay by him? just because you admit you havent bothered to do the work doesnt justify holding these uninformed opinions. has it occured to you that perhaps your friends had actually read derrida and were providing you with a digested version of his (or indeed any other 'postmodernist's') ideas, thus saving you the travesty of having to do any work and allowing you to live in self righteous ignorance and write silly blogs like this.
if you actually were willing to put some reasonable amount of effort in you might find this work rewarding and be able to break down some of these silly adolescent prejudices that you hold. admittedly sitting around talking cod-philosophy with people who are going to give you your ideas is an appealing way to spend your time, seems a touch unrewarding however.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 -- 5:00 PM

(Video) Slavoj Zizek — Was Hitler a Postmodernist?

every relative thing..http://www.ipod.org.uk/re

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Guest

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 -- 5:00 PM

I guess I'm not a postmodernist either... although

I guess I'm not a postmodernist either... although I'm still not completely clear what the definition of one is!

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Guest

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 -- 5:00 PM

Always interesting to me how there are new terms p

Always interesting to me how there are new terms popping up with every generation... what happened to plain old people?

(Video) Why I am not a postmodernist part 2
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 -- 5:00 PM

Interesting "explaination"... not sure if postmode

Interesting "explaination"... not sure if postmodernist is the current terminology I would use... but I've heard the "kids" using it, so it must be right!!!

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What is a postmodernist person? ›

Postmodernists are "skeptical of explanations which claim to be valid for all groups, cultures, traditions, or races, and instead focuses on the relative truths of each person". It considers "reality" to be a mental construct.

What are 3 characteristics of postmodernism? ›

Its main characteristics include anti-authoritarianism, or refusal to recognize the authority of any single style or definition of what art should be; and the collapsing of the distinction between high culture and mass or popular culture, and between art and everyday life.

What are the 5 characteristics of postmodernism? ›

5 Characteristics of Postmodern Literature
  • Embrace of randomness. Postmodern works reject the idea of absolute meaning and instead embrace randomness and disorder. ...
  • Playfulness. ...
  • Fragmentation. ...
  • Metafiction. ...
  • Intertextuality.
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What is considered postmodernism? ›

postmodernism, also spelled post-modernism, in Western philosophy, a late 20th-century movement characterized by broad skepticism, subjectivism, or relativism; a general suspicion of reason; and an acute sensitivity to the role of ideology in asserting and maintaining political and economic power.

Do postmodernists believe in God? ›

In a postmodern world there are no universal religious or ethical laws, everything is shaped by the cultural context of a particular time and place and community.

What are the weaknesses of postmodernism? ›

Postmodernism had flaws from the beginning (as do all aesthetic theories.) For one thing, conceptions of “high and low” culture (and music) are not very descriptive. They are vague, create confusion, and provoke unnecessary ideological tension.

What are examples of postmodernism? ›

Postmodern movies aim to subvert highly-regarded expectations, which can be in the form of blending genres or messing with the narrative nature of a film. For example, Pulp Fiction is a Postmodern film for the way it tells the story out of the ordinary, upending our expectations of film structure.

Is postmodernism still relevant today? ›

Indeed in the previous decades before us, postmodernism was in vogue in the academic settings of our country and in the Western world. It's not necessarily that way today. You still find it in literary departments. You still find it, unfortunately, sometimes in theology departments.

What is a major influence on postmodernism? ›

Postmodern artists, writers, and philosophers who were open to questioning socially constructed identities challenged preconceived notions of sexuality and gender and inspired widespread change. Technology: Technology has directly influenced two major themes of the Postmodern Period: digitalization and globalization.

What is the difference between modernism and postmodernism? ›

The main difference between modernism and postmodernism is that modernism is characterized by the radical break from the traditional forms of prose and verse whereas postmodernism is characterized by the self-conscious use of earlier styles and conventions.

What is postmodernism culture? ›

Postmodernism is best understood as a questioning of the ideas and values associated with a form of modernism that believes in progress and innovation. Modernism insists on a clear divide between art and popular culture. But like modernism, postmodernism does not designate any one style of art or culture.

What is a postmodern society? ›

In philosophy and critical theory postmodernity refers to the state or condition of society which is said to exist after modernity, a historical condition that marks the reasons for the end of modernity.

What are the seven assumptions on which postmodernism rests? ›

  • Universal truth can't be known.
  • Reason is subjective.
  • Objective knowledge is a myth.
  • The world is too complex to be explained by any worldview claiming to have objective knowledge of absolute truth.
  • There is no God to give meaning to the world.
  • Societies, like humans, are biased.
  • No one is neutral.

Is Metamodernism a thing? ›

Metamodernism is a term that has gained traction in recent years as a means of articulating developments in contemporary culture, which, it is argued (and our generation appears to intuitively recognise) has seen a move beyond the postmodern mode of the late 20th century.

What do postmodernist critics do? ›

Thus, while common targets of postmodern criticism include universalist ideas of objective reality, morality, truth, human nature, reason, science, language, and social progress, critics of postmodernism often defend such concepts.

Is Nietzsche a postmodernist? ›

Nietzsche is also a precursor for postmodernism in his genealogical analyses of fundamental concepts, especially what he takes to be the core concept of Western metaphysics, the “I”. On Nietzsche's account, the concept of the “I” arises out of a moral imperative to be responsible for our actions.

What do postmodernists worship? ›

Postmodern religion acknowledges and accepts different versions of truth. For example, rituals, beliefs and practices can be invented, transformed, created and reworked based on constantly shifting and changing realities, individual preferences, myths, legends, archetypes, rituals and cultural values and beliefs.

Is Islam a postmodern? ›

Postmodernism is skeptical of the power of reason itself, as is Islam. Postmodernism rejects the worship of reason as the sole arbiter of knowledge, and Muslims believe that sacred knowledge is a higher form of epistemology, the study of the origin of knowledge, than pure reason.

What are postmodern values? ›

Postmodernism, born under western secular conditions, has the following characteristics: it emphasizes pluralism and relativism and rejects any certain belief and absolute value; it conflicts with essentialism, and considers human identity to be a social construct; it rejects the idea that values are based on ...

What are the positives of postmodernism? ›

Advantages. Postmodernism has tried to interpret the new social and cultural changes such as the opening up of the Eastern Bloc. It has attempted to analyse the growing impact of mass media on society. It has challenged the absolutist positions of teh old metanarrative: Functionalism, Marxism etc.

What are the pros of postmodernism? ›

Postmodernism in sociology: strengths

Postmodernism recognises the fluidity of current society and the changing relevance of the media, power structures, globalisation, and other social changes. It challenges some assumptions we make as a society. This may make sociologists approach research differently.

How do postmodernists see culture? ›

Postmodern culture is characterized by the valuing of activities, events, and perspectives that emphasize the particular over the global or the fragment over the whole. This reversal of a modernist ideology necessitates a valuation of variation and flexibility in the cultural sphere.

Is the 21st century postmodern? ›

In contrast, the '21st century' is a postmodern period – the 'post', in this sense, means 'after' modernity.

How does postmodernism affect us today? ›

Postmodernism affects views and lifestyles, which in turn affects the young adult's performance of roles and his interactions within all his different social systems. A strong attachment to family and home, as well as the importance of roles as sons/daughters were found.

What will replace postmodernism? ›

Metamodernism is the cultural code that comes after postmodernism.

Is postmodernism a nihilist? ›

Postmodernism as a mode of thought is often accused of being nihilistic, and postmodernity is often seen as a nihilistic state of society. An in-depth analysis of the connection between nihilism and the postmodern, however, is rarely given, and postmodernists themselves rarely respond to the charge.

When did post-modernism end? ›

Since the late 1990s there has been a small but growing feeling both in popular culture and in academia that postmodernism "has gone out of fashion." However, there have been few formal attempts to define and name the era succeeding postmodernism, and none of the proposed designations has yet become part of mainstream ...

Why is postmodernism hard to define? ›

Postmodernism is hard to define, because it is a concept that appears in a wide variety of disciplines or areas of study, including art, architecture, music, film, literature, sociology, communications, fashion, and technology.

What is postmodernism simple? ›

A general and wide-ranging term which is applied to literature, art, philosophy, architecture, fiction, and cultural and literary criticism, among others. Postmodernism is largely a reaction to the assumed certainty of scientific, or objective, efforts to explain reality.

Which phrase best describes a quality of postmodernism? ›

Which phrase best describes a quality of Postmodernism? Blurring fact and fiction to find an underlying truth.

Who distinguishes between post modernism and postmodernism? ›

Comparison of Modernism and Postmodernism
ModernismPostmodernism
Unreliable narratorIronic narrator
Rejection of realismAmbivalence towards realism
Literature is self-containedLiterature is open and intertextual
High-brow genresMixing of high- and low-brow genres
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Is modern art postmodern? ›

The first key difference between Modern Art and Postmodern Art is the era in which they manifest themselves. Modern Art takes place during the movement of Modernism from roughly 1850 up to 1950, followed by Postmodern Art during the movement of Postmodernism from approximately 1950 up to now.

Is pop art postmodern? ›

Postmodern art is a broad art movement comprising several new forms and artistic styles, including pop art, conceptual art, collage, installation art, video art, neo-Expressionism, appropriation, feminist art, and performance art.

How do you differentiate modern from post modern culture? ›

“Modern” and “post-modern” were terms that were developed in the 20th century. “Modern” is the term that describes the period from the 1890s to 1945, and “post-modern” refers to the period after the Second World War, mainly after 1968.

What is postmodern therapy? ›

'Postmodern' therapists tend to focus on the productive capacities of language, developing narrative styles for their work. 'Postmodern' family therapy is differentiated from modernist approaches by its disavowal of truth claims and its encouragement of alternative 'voices' or narratives.

What year did postmodernism begin? ›

Postmodernism had begun as a radical fringe movement in the 1970s, but became the dominant look of the 1980s, the 'designer decade'. Vivid colour, theatricality and exaggeration: everything was a style statement.

What is another word for postmodernism? ›

In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for postmodernism, like: post-modernism, post-structuralism, postmodernity, poststructuralism, postmodern, postmodernist, modernism, structuralism, primitivism, and relativism.

What elements are present in a postmodernist society? ›

The main characteristics of postmodern society are subjectivity, diversity, skepticism, and innovation.

What is a major difference between modern and postmodern societies? ›

According to post-modernists one Fundamental difference between the post-modern society and modern society is that our society is consumer oriented, rather than work oriented. This means that consuming things, and leisure activities are more important today than work.

Are we in the modern or postmodern era? ›

While the modern movement lasted 50 years, we have been in Postmodernism for at least 46 years. Most of the postmodern thinkers have passed away, and the "star system" architects are at retirement age. So far, we have not seen thoughts or ideas that announce a change, neither in architecture nor in culture.

What does postmodernism say is wrong with us? ›

What Postmodernists believe is wrong with us is adherence to metanarratives such as Christianity. There believe that there is "no room for an obedience to a nonhuman authority". Thus in turn created a new definition of what it meant to be human - "a matter of forgetting about eternity".

Who is the precursor of postmodernism? ›

Friedrich Nietzsche is generally considered the precursor of postmodern philosophy (Erickson 2001: 84), the basis of which are: Antichrist (rejection of all attachment to God) and a call for a re-evaluation of all values, a negation of conventional metaphysics, an insistence on perspectivism, a rejection of ...

Are memes Metamodern? ›

Memes are a metamodern medium, and metamodernism is an inherently optimistic movement. It celebrates absurdity and never lets go of the idea that our lives are meaningful, regardless of whether or not we ever truly discover that meaning.

What is Transmodernity Dussel? ›

Transmodernism is a philosophical and cultural movement which was founded by Argentinian-Mexican philosopher Enrique Dussel. He refers to himself as a transmodernist and wrote a series of essays criticising the postmodern theory and advocating a transmodern way of thinking.

What is metamodernism simple? ›

Metamodernism refers to a broad range of developments in art, culture, society, philosophy, as a historigraphical between-ness that appears after and gestures beyond postmodernism, and at the same time attempts to meaningfully render emerging periodized post-postmodernism coherent.

Is Foucault a postmodernist? ›

Foucault's critique of modernity and humanism, along with his proclamation of the 'death of man' and development of new perspectives on society, knowledge, discourse, and power, has made him a major source of postmodern thought.

What is playfulness in postmodernism? ›

Playfulness is central to postmodernism; it reinforces the idea that there is no organizing principle in a chaotic world. • Distrust: ○ of theories and ideologies; ○ of the author/narrator, undermining his control of one voice. ○ of modern assumptions about culture, identity, & history.

What is the difference between postmodernism and poststructuralism? ›

Post structuralism is basically a language based theory or as Lane (2013) opines, "a hybrid discourse that usually incorporates deconstructive ideas into a wider field of enquiry"(p. 73) whereas postmodernism is way of looking at things, a condition of the mind and a way of life.

What are examples of postmodernism? ›

Postmodern movies aim to subvert highly-regarded expectations, which can be in the form of blending genres or messing with the narrative nature of a film. For example, Pulp Fiction is a Postmodern film for the way it tells the story out of the ordinary, upending our expectations of film structure.

What is another word for postmodernism? ›

In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for postmodernism, like: post-modernism, post-structuralism, postmodernity, poststructuralism, postmodern, postmodernist, modernism, structuralism, primitivism, and relativism.

What is the difference between modern and postmodern? ›

“Modern” and “post-modern” were terms that were developed in the 20th century. “Modern” is the term that describes the period from the 1890s to 1945, and “post-modern” refers to the period after the Second World War, mainly after 1968.

Do we still live in postmodernism? ›

Since the late 1990s there has been a small but growing feeling both in popular culture and in academia that postmodernism "has gone out of fashion." However, there have been few formal attempts to define and name the era succeeding postmodernism, and none of the proposed designations has yet become part of mainstream ...

How do postmodernists see culture? ›

Postmodern culture is characterized by the valuing of activities, events, and perspectives that emphasize the particular over the global or the fragment over the whole. This reversal of a modernist ideology necessitates a valuation of variation and flexibility in the cultural sphere.

Is the 21st century postmodern? ›

In contrast, the '21st century' is a postmodern period – the 'post', in this sense, means 'after' modernity.

What is a major influence on postmodernism? ›

Postmodern artists, writers, and philosophers who were open to questioning socially constructed identities challenged preconceived notions of sexuality and gender and inspired widespread change. Technology: Technology has directly influenced two major themes of the Postmodern Period: digitalization and globalization.

What is Metamodernism simple? ›

Metamodernism refers to a broad range of developments in art, culture, society, philosophy, as a historigraphical between-ness that appears after and gestures beyond postmodernism, and at the same time attempts to meaningfully render emerging periodized post-postmodernism coherent.

How do you use postmodernism in a sentence? ›

Postmodernism in a Sentence

Many pieces of the vivid artwork from the era of postmodernism hang in the 1960s home. 2. The building of the Guggenheim Museum uses architecture from postmodernism with its odd shapes.

Which is the closest antonym for the word contemporary? ›

  • retro,
  • retrograde.

What is a postmodernist society? ›

In philosophy and critical theory postmodernity refers to the state or condition of society which is said to exist after modernity, a historical condition that marks the reasons for the end of modernity.

Is postmodernism better than modernism? ›

Main Difference – Modernism vs Postmodernism

The main difference between modernism and postmodernism is that modernism is characterized by the radical break from the traditional forms of prose and verse whereas postmodernism is characterized by the self-conscious use of earlier styles and conventions.

What are the seven assumptions on which postmodernism rests? ›

  • Universal truth can't be known.
  • Reason is subjective.
  • Objective knowledge is a myth.
  • The world is too complex to be explained by any worldview claiming to have objective knowledge of absolute truth.
  • There is no God to give meaning to the world.
  • Societies, like humans, are biased.
  • No one is neutral.

What will replace postmodernism? ›

Metamodernism is the cultural code that comes after postmodernism.

What elements are present in a postmodernist society? ›

The main characteristics of postmodern society are subjectivity, diversity, skepticism, and innovation.

How does postmodernism affect us today? ›

Postmodernism affects views and lifestyles, which in turn affects the young adult's performance of roles and his interactions within all his different social systems. A strong attachment to family and home, as well as the importance of roles as sons/daughters were found.

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