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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwar View Post
    In the book The Culture of Narcissism, Christopher Lasch speculates that modernism and post-modernism grew out of the industrial age as a result of fine art being accessible to common people. That is, as soon as the peasants had access to easily produced ornamentation, the elite no longer stood apart and had to come up with some bullshit to separate themselves by rejecting certain values in art and science such as excellence, precision, craftsmanship, usefulness etc.

    Anyway, it's a good book and there are many others, usually dealing with the damage done to science such as Fashionable Nonsense by Alan Sokal.
    Yes Christopher Lasch's books are very good.

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    postmodernism makes me a sad panda

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    Say what you will, I love postmodernism.

    I wish more people thought that way... it seems like no one else understands it where I live. The other way of life is living with ideas being forced down your throat that you can't question.

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    Postmodernism addresses some of the deficiencies of Modernism by coming up with something much worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    Postmodernism addresses some of the deficiencies of Modernism by coming up with something much worse.
    That pretty much sums it all up.

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    It seems kind of dumb to name a movement "postmodernism". I mean, it was kind of dumb to have "modernism" in the first place. So you have "modernism" and "postmodernism", what comes next? The naming trend is unsustainable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    Say what you will, I love postmodernism.

    I wish more people thought that way... it seems like no one else understands it where I live. The other way of life is living with ideas being forced down your throat that you can't question.
    That's untrue. Sometimes I wonder if you object for the sake of objection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    It seems kind of dumb to name a movement "postmodernism". I mean, it was kind of dumb to have "modernism" in the first place. So you have "modernism" and "postmodernism", what comes next?
    "Post-postmodernism" - and no I'm not making this up.

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    Does anyone have a concise definition of postmodernism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew_Z View Post
    Does anyone have a concise definition of postmodernism?
    "An intellectual mode of thought that attempts to critically examine and transcend the prevailing paradigms of modernity."

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