Postmodern Strategy: Chapter 6 of Explaining Postmodernism

ep_50x78At the Explaining Postmodernism page, Chapter Six of my book is now available online. This final chapter integrates the epistemological material from chapters two and three with the political material from chapters four and five to show how the distinctive contemporary postmodern strategies follow.

Here are the chapter’s sections and page numbers:

Chapter Six: Postmodern Strategy [pdf] [audio]

Connecting epistemology to politics 174
Masks and rhetoric in language 175
When theory clashes with fact 178
Kierkegaardian postmodernism 179
Reversing Thrasymachus 182
Using contradictory discourses as a political strategy 184
Machiavellian postmodernism 186
Machiavellian rhetorical discourses 187
Deconstruction as an educational strategy 188
Ressentiment postmodernism 191
Nietzschean ressentiment 193
Foucault and Derrida on the end of man 195
Ressentiment strategy 198
Post-postmodernism 201

[This excerpt is from 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. See also the Explaining Postmodernism page. Related: Professor Hicks’s lectures on Philosophy of Education at YouTube via these playlists.]

One thought on “Postmodern Strategy: Chapter 6 of Explaining Postmodernism

  • October 18, 2012 at 2:22 am
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    Dear Dr. Hicks: thank you for sharing this chapter on postmodernism, it’s really helpful.

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