From Jordan Hill’s introduction to our one-hour podcast:
“I’d like to introduce our next guest, one of my favorite living philosophers and the author of the great book *Explaining Postmodernism*. In Episode One of this podcast, we talked about postmodernism as an antagonist to the project of liberalism and Western civilization. My next guest, Stephen Hicks—while he’s a strident critic of postmodernism—claims that it is actually part of the Western Canon and the Western literary tradition. Postmodernism is part of the great conversation. …”
1. Defining postmodernism.
2. Who are the major players, and what do they believe?
3. How have postmodern ideologies transformed the humanities?
4. Postmodernism’s anti-Western ethos. Its rejection of the Western Canon.
5. Postmodernism’s rejection of realism and science: What will postmodernism replace science with?
6. Nietzsche and postmodernism: How have the postmodernists co-opted Nietzsche? Does the postmodern appropriation of Nietzsche make sense? What would Nietzsche say?
7. Is postmodernism nihilistic?