Let's assume, that it is possible to label some philosophical currents as "postmodernist" and that they have some principles in common. What is modernism then?
I'm asking this because Cody Gray's explanation of postmodernism mentions modernism several times without explaining it, including:
... "postmodernism" is that it's characterized by a rejection of modernism, the pseudo-scientific mentality of progressive objectivity established in the Enlightenment. ...
It's hard to say whether "postmodernity" actually seeks to replace modernity, to render it obsolete, or whether it merely allied with it, continuing and reinvigorating the modernist project.
What is modernism in this context? What kind of philosophy can be called modernist? Is it possible to find notions that are common for modernist philosophy?
What i've found so far is that modernist philosophy is any philosophy that is modern and not postmodernist, which doesn't mean much.