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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I can’t recommend it highly enough. The left has spent the better part of a century becoming nakedly hostile to western values. The Problem of Perception There are a number of statements in this book that are worth considering in more detail than the author chooses to. Setting Up the Knockout Punch al fin next level. To do that and if you like to have a copy of the translation, please contact me under entropie mail.

Literally everything JP and Stephen Hicks write or say on the topic is As a hardcore Matrix fan, epistemology always appeals more to me than politics. The expanded edition’s essay on Explaining the Seemingly Inexplicable Greatly appreciate this very readable exposition, by a rational mind heroically treading where others become repulsed and confused.

Thanks for letting me know about the quality, Hrvoje. I am reminded of a comment made to me and probably misremembered or out of context, so apologies to its RM if I misunderstand by my philosophy professor Ruth Marcus. Aug 30, Ryan Murdock rated it it was amazing. Jul 20, Martina rated it did not like it. Postmodernism is the reincarnation of the resentful twin-brother. Essentially, it is the denial that an objective reality exists. But we also know that the father figures of twentieth century postmodernism are all far left.

I appreciate the praise. First edition Kindle e-book published 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 provides an essential service here — he shows the connections between postmodern theory and hard Leftist politics.


It’s really hard to find major thinkers who hold the positions Hicks is so afraid of.

Your book logically walks through the postmodernism stages with historical context. After all, the former denies any claim to impartial knowledge or absolute truth, so one would expect its adherents to be found all over the political spectrum. Just like how Luther made the individual responsible for his own relationship with Christ he is a ‘personal’ saviourLocke went a step further and made the citizen responsible for their own liberty irrespective of religious affiliation.

View all 12 comments. Tracing postmodernism from its roots in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant to their development in thinkers such as Michel Foucault and Richard Rorty, philosopher Stephen Hicks provides a provocative account of why postmodernism has been the most vigorous intellectual movement of the late 20th century.


To give an example: Hicks, Salutations from India! I found this video with Camille Paglia and JP rather insightful.

Or do I need to just wade into the long-winded and often professionally abstruse primary works themselves… Thanks for your time! This is a simple idea postmodernism wouldn’t agree with, but it’s this idea that will eventually lead to postmodernism becoming the laughing stock mullet of philosophy. The house of cards came thundering down when the Soviets invaded Hungary in ’56 to crush the popular uprising against the socialist rulers in that country.

Now, Kant supposedly was an advocate of reason.

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

This has helped me become a more informed and more aware of what goes on around me. The next printing is supposed to be available by October Very well written, very informative and very well structured apology to capitalism, with surface view on Hegel and dismissal of his dialectics.

The good news is that there is a wave of new philosophers that have room for reasonable irrationality of faith claims again and you see it in folks such as William Lane CraigAlvin Plantiga and Ravi Zacharias. I am from Pakistan, a south Asian country. Kant and Hegel both appear drawn in caricature. I saw the other publications from Scholargy, but I thought there was a chance you knew something about it more specifically – while it looks really conspicuously like a vanity press, I’m afraid drawing an obvious inference might be a bit much to ask over on the wiki.


Kind regards, Simon Thank you, Simon! Reviews the long history and identifies the leading characters in the development of this “philosophy. Central to his analysis is the claim that the left, feeling itself to have utterly failed to achieve its goals at the level of the real means of production, responded with a denial of reality. The right was invested – to various degrees – in the tenets of liberal democracy and the preservation of western civilization.

Professor Gary Jason in Liberty also online here. Hegel cannot be claimed to be the crude state worshiper that Hicks presents him as, outside the context of a much more involved reading than it would be possible to give within the scope of a work such as Explaining Postmodernism.

Explaining Postmodernism – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.

Would you be interested in participating by way of a video interview? But let us assume his craft was flight-worthy. Primarily, the left and the right’s difference is their view on objective reality. I understood this before I read this book but what I didn’t know, and that Hick’s points out, is that many of the philosophers of the enlightenment still had deep religious convictions and faith of the Christian kind and they all realized the threat reason posed on their faith but more importantly they became aware of this abyss called nihilism.

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. He did this not as a matter of hating religion and religious thought, though, as it is used most frequently today.