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Each was an opportunist, a sophist, trying to wring political, theological, and economic consequences from the bowels of epistemology, ontology, and linguistics.

When applied to human beings, such models posed an obvious threat to the human spirit. Kind regards, Simon Thank you, Simon! The book came out in but it feels far more relevant today. But those causes have to get rid of postmodernism which is basically frustrated socialists who have seen socialism and communism fall once and again. So you can see how it all goes down.

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault

Yes, the only reason why Im aware the book exists is because that Peterson guy keeps talking about it. It explains what Postmodernism is from a philosophic perspective and why there is so much intolerance among third wave feminists and those trends invaded by postmodernism. Your writing style is very down to earth. Want to Read saving…. postmoernism

But also, he put reason in its ‘right place’. However, the main merit is that we get a master class in the use of the false dichotomy posstmodernism both the postmodernists and the author himself.


Explaining Postmodernism – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.

Hicks, This book is by far the most helpful resource I have ever come across for understanding why the world is turning to a direction that I cannot comprehend. In the sciences it is said that all models are wrong, but some models are useful. Another historical observation that he makes that I found very interesting was when he juxtaposed the two paths enlightenments reason took and the two very different outcomes it produced in Britain first and later America and France.

Today, when communists competition for not exist anymore, Marxism prediction become valid again. I want to know what we can do to resist postmodern thinking.

The plethora of counterproductive subfields developed in the realm of PM, the intellectually irresponsible academics who perpetuate faulty takes on our senses and our ability to understand our world, the near infinite pages of vapid circular reasoning and bad philosophy practiced by its adherents, the countless abuses of, and attacks on, science and scientific rationality, among so many other things, are some of the sad fashions that are championed by the distraction known as postmodernism.

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Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault by Stephen R.C. Hicks

The words do not even have to be true or consistent to do the necessary damage. In this book, Mr. Cheers, Matt R Thanks for your interest, Matt. David Gordon in The Mises Review.

This combination of reason and reasonable irrationality unleashed an incredible amount of good and human advancement. Thanks for publishing your book explainig Amazon. Dec 12, Dan Rera rated it really liked it Shelves: This is an exceptionally good book that is written with great insight and clarity.


I think this is a bit simplistic, but then, Objectivists are obsessed with socialism. The failure of left wing socialism was gradual and allowed for its basic tenets to adjust and survive and morph into postmodernism.

The best part of the book was the chapter titled “Socialism in Crisis”, which simply sho It’s basically a companion piece to Introduction to Objectivist EpistemologyHicks explained the rise of postmodernism through history and philosophy. Unfortunately, he stops short of offering solutions. Comparative charts are provided along the way that hifks helpful in assessing different views and changes in philosophy over time.

View all 3 comments. There are exceptions, but the mass majority have more food, faster and more comfortable transportation even if you are just using the busfresh water, heat or AC that only kings and nobles could have had less than years ago and most times even better. This book was a product of its time just another conservative polemic against the radicals in the English department.

Can you point me postmodrnism any other sources to explore? Hicks provides an essential serv Stephen Hicks is some sort of Objectivist or Randian, and so that should be said right up front. So postmodernism is a hot topic again after a decade and a half slumber.