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Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen R.C. Hicks The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt Higher Superstition by Paul R. Gross The Blank Slate by Steven. The UBC Free Speech Club had the absolute honour of hosting Dr. Stephen Hicks earlier in March. We sincerely hope you enjoy this lecture as. PDF | On Jun 1, , Gary Jason and others published Review of: S. Hicks, Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault .

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Also, even if one is a deep skeptic about everything in general, socialism is not the only politics one could then be non-rationally committed to. The “slog” is why I gave it four stars instead of five.

I listened to it on audio and read it on the kindle. Yet, all human rights pivot on this fulcrum. He did this not as a matter of hating religion and religious thought, though, as it is used most frequently today. In my experience, the most popular pop-philosophy book that critiques postmodernism is Sokal and Bricmonts “Fashionable Nonsense” https: Thanks for your interest, Mark.

That alone should make you happy whatever situation you find yourself in. Perhaps you could give us an idea on the best place to purchase your book or to watch for the new prints to come out.


Part of his thesis is that postmodernism rose from the ashes of left wing socialism and especially communism’s failures in the 20th century. So why are Hicks’ readers reading his book instead? Also, there is an ever-present subtext of appeal to motive throughout the whole book.

Here it is turned around to suggest that the individual emerges from the collective. Another famous German philosopher, Schopenhauer, who was contemporary of Hegel and hated him to the guts, also condemned reason as limited and unlike Hegel, was an atheist.

There is a common pattern here: It as rekindled a passion for philosophy.

But we also know that the father figures of twentieth century postmodernism are all far left. As for recommendations, that would really depend on what one specifically wants to pursue — philosophy, history, sciences, and so on. Dear Dr Hicks, Just finished this book, and am reading it again.

But as pages went by, I got hooked with the political dimension too. Its big idea is a comparison of the evolution of socialist thought to enlightenment thought.


Dear Professor Hicks, Thank you for producing a remarkable and much needed commentary on Post modernism. Your comment was not up to our subreddit’s standards. Nevertheless, the two strains ultimately came together in the twentieth century, when all the great postmodernist thinkers, Derrida and Foucault included, were hardcore socialists at the same time. Postmodernism is filled with superstition and it’s explicitly anti-science, anti-reason, and anti-logic.


And why were all the leading theorists of postmodernism from the far left wing of postmodernissm I think this is a bit simplistic, but then, Objectivists are obsessed with socialism. Now you can eat meat and fruit all year long.

Jan 21, Sandra rated it really liked it Shelves: Art is not anything ‘sublime’. The far reaches of PM thinking is illustrated, via cultural studies, feminism, collectivism, banal concepts like deconstructionism, sociology and power hic,s, and its partial origins in Marxism. I’m not the one who listens to him. To take one example, Luther and Calvin were no friends of crushing catholic dogma and work hard to hixks individual thinking on matters of faith.

Explaining Postmodernism – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.

He has a good arm, and is a nice shot. This book not only explains and diagnoses postmodernism, but also attempts to trace its ancestry. Chapter 6 of Explaining Postmodernism.