Why is explaining your work, or guiding your audience such a faux pas to Umberto Eco (postmodern philosopher)?
I've just finished reading "The name of the rose" by Umberto Eco, a postmodern philosopher. At the end of the book he explains that according to him, titles should not be clear. Which is why he chose ...
If my understanding is correct, Plato's theory of forms was developed to counter the relativism of Sophists such as Protagoras. His theory does not seem to have modern followers, as far as I know, yet ...
F. W. J. Schelling’s thought is undergoing an exciting renaissance and reawakening today, which has caused a reconsideration of German Idealism and his influence on the thought of Marx, Freud, ...
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 ...
Most dictionaries define a narrative as telling about consecutive events. However i frequently see in philosophical works and discussions, especially postmodernist ones, the use of this word in such ...
I'm reading Latour's book We have never been modern, but I can't imagine a single example of a hybrid thing. Can you name one?
I'm having a hard time to find good learning material for the structuralist school of thought. I try to understand what it is "all" about and how it relates to other schools of thought and scientific ...
While I've always had a general idea about what it means for a book or a theorist to be "post-modern" or "modern", I'd be really interested to hear a succinct comparison of the two "-isms." I know its ...
Postmodernism has always seemed to have a very fuzzy definition to me. It tends to be defined in terms of what it's not, or what it criticizes; for example, it "aims to show that every 'text' is ...
What is the practical usefulness of post-modernist sociology à la Foucault, e.g. of the insight that “insanity is merely a label applied by society”?
Foucault says what constitutes insanity is a label determined by society. Whether someone is sane or insane is not a clear, objective fact. I do not disagree. He says this labelling can be dangerous. ...
I found a throw-away critique of Kurt Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem in an essay about Deconstruction: The basic enterprise of contemporary literary criticism is actually quite simple. It is based ...