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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The second edition is published by Ockham’s Razor, which is his own business. In my own mind: A fascinating thesis, with two surprising claims.


To ask other readers questions about Explaining Posstmodernismplease sign up. It would seem paradoxical for postmodernism to marry socialism: Thanks for your interest, Matt. Denial of this premise doesn’t make any rational or scientific sense to postmodernis. 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.

To do that and if you like to have a copy of the translation, please contact me under entropie mail. Hello Professor Hicks Can we expect to read your book in French soon? We are currently living in difficult times and I am on a journey for information so that I may sort out the world around me. Locke embraced psotmodernism reason of the enlightenment but did not throw out the ‘reasonable’ Christian ideals from the reformation the good twin that didn’t kill the Father.

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault

Instead of merely marveling at this phenomenon, Hicks delves into the thought and shows, quite powerfully, the connection between the historical development of differing strains of anti-liberal, collectivist political movements and the corresponding exlpaining utilized to support them. You are a revitalizing and refreshing in your content and efficient and eloquent in your presentation. Dr Hicks, I think that says something postmofernism your work.


That led me to your youtube video on post-modernism, and a google search later, here I am, on your website.

Science is the connection between logic and physical evidence. At least in the US, that opened the way for the conservative movement to become a conglomeration of anti-postmodernists.

I have been trying to wrap my head around what is going on in Universities and society at large, and the case you laid out helped tremendously!! Hicks, Salutations from India! When applied to human beings, such models posed an obvious threat to the human spirit. For example, Karl Popper was a strong defender of scientific method, but gets labelled as a postmodernist because he acknowledged that evidence was theory-laden. So it’s a book that influences the popular mindset quite a lot.

Hicks doesn’t waste time or space or words, he wants you to understand fundamentally the doctrines and the contradictions and the failures and the shortcomings of one of the most prominent, but certainly not long relevant, intellectual trends to come about.

For my money, it identifies a lot of what is wrong, or at the very least, inefficient and inadequate, with so If I could I postmodenism give this book a 4. Dr Hicks, any idea when these will be back in stock? What Causes Global Jihad?

Reviews the long history and identifies the leading characters in the development of this “philosophy. Thank you, and I agree that the same psychology that leads to anti-humanism of the premodern Original Sin position is at work in postmodern anti-humanism and demonization. Secondly, the roots of postmodernism can arguably be traced back postmodernisj the first days of the Enlightenment, not just to the later “counter-Enlightenment philosophy” of Kant.


Values are subjective—but sexism and racism are really evil.

Have you looked into this? Thanks for the heads-up, CCMI. Here is his thesis: For example, the Marxist grand narrative insists on the inevitable destruction of capitalism. Instead of acknowledging that socialist countries failed to raise living standards whereas capitalist economies did, they changed the critique of capitalism to be all about relative inequality. Or point me in the right direction? Modernism is the core set of values adapted in the Enlightenment.

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

I suspect the interpretation is just as subjective. The author or so it seems, I am not familiar with his postmodernis, works is pro-individual, pro-liberty and pro-capitalist, but even if you disagree with all three, you will find this book useful. This book is mostly polemical in a time where Triumphal liberal capitalism fresh from the end of the cold war could demolish any other point of view towards its end of history as collectivist irrationalism based on appeals grievances of the lower orders.

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