Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault

ep_50x78Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault
Scholargy Publishing, 2004.

The following scholarly reviews have been published:
Professor Gary Jason in Liberty
Professor Curtis Hancock in The Review of Metaphysics (and can be read online here)
Professor Marcus Verhaegh in The Independent Review
Dr. David Gordon in The Mises Review
Professor Max Hocutt in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Professor Steven M. Sanders in Reason Papers.

[Stephen Hicks’s Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy Publishing, 2004, 2011). The full book is available in hardcover or e-book at Amazon.com. See also the Explaining Postmodernism page.]

12 thoughts on “Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault

  • June 25, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    You are the best. Thank God for people like yourself and the most excellent Dr Jordan Peterson who live a vocation that values truth and loving service to others so highly and generously. Thank you.

  • July 4, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Your book is absolutely essential. How come you made the choice to make it free and even produce your own audio book?

  • July 4, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Thanks for that, Dani. My primary goal is to get readers and listeners for that material.

  • July 25, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I would really love to purchase a physical copy. Do you know if this will ever be published again?

  • July 26, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Thanks for your interest, Derek. A new printing will be out early August and available at Amazon at the normal price. Now it is only available on Kindle or Audiobook at YouTube. If you email my publisher (ockhamsrazormedia@gmail), I’m sure they’ll be happy to send you print copies once the new printing arrives. Best, Stephen

  • September 4, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Maybe im am little bit to fast here because i have not read the book to the end yet, but i believe i have a theory for why the leftists are postmodernists instead of Marxists nowadays. My answer is because of the black socialist George Sorel who invented national socialism and was influencing Mussolis black socialist ideas when he created Fascism. Many bad ideas that the regressive left have now are very close to Sorels one hundre years old ideas. The power of myth, violence as a political tool, idealism, anti- science, anti- democratic, anti- elitistic, anti- capitalistic and identity politics. The ony idea that they normally dont like is his nationalism. Antisemitism is at least in Europe very common among them so there are they in line with Sorel too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Sorel

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  • November 16, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Dear Stephen,

    I Have just finished your excellent book. Thank you very much for writing ‘explaining post modernism’

    You pose a question at the end of the book and I maybe I can contribute to the answer. I would like to send you a short letter with some thoughts and a reference book. I judge your work as very important and would therefore like to engage with the question you implied at the end of the book (‘completing the articulation and defence of those premises is therefore essential to maintaining the forward progress of the enlightenment vision and shielding it against postmodern strategies’). I will amongst other things be referring to the work of Sangharakshita and Nagarguna

    Can you give me a postal address that I can use to write you and send a book?

    Thank you


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