The Dangers and Delights of Postmodernism

Tuesday, 01 Jul 2003

In other words, in modern epistemology we start with an adequate foundation, add methodological rigor, turn the crank, and out pops truth.
“Postmodernism” is on the lips of many people. For some, it evokes all that is good and exciting about intellectual advance during the past three decades or so; for others, it signals the abandonment of truth, the adoption of nihilism, multiplied confusion, and God-defying arrogance. For many others, its meaning is unclear. They know it is something they are supposed to be excited about or concerned over, but they are not quite sure what it is. The meaning of postmodernism is not transparent. Moreover, its range of application—it has been applied to literature, art, communication theory, ...

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