For my book entitled Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault, including scholarly reviews and online availability of the manuscript, please visit the Explaining Postmodernism page.
“Why Art Became Ugly” (From Modern to Postmodern Art).
Navigator (Volume 7, Number 7), September 2004.
Also available online in Hekoya Magazine.
Also available in German [pdf], Korean [pdf], Portuguese, and Spanish translations.
“The Postmodern Assault on Reason.” Interview with The New Individualist (May 2007).
The Continental Origins of Postmodernism
Essays on Defining Postmodernism, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Richard Rorty. Online course archived at The Atlas Society.
Abstract for the course: For this 1999 online seminar “The Continental Origins of Postmodernism,” TAS Director of Programs Will Thomas served as moderator. Stephen Hicks, Professor of Philosophy at Rockford College, served as the scholar-in-residence. Participants read key works in the development of Postmodernism, to understand the origins of this powerful trend in contemporary thought and to develop the background of an effective Objectivist response. “Postmodernism is influential in contemporary academic and intellectual culture,” Hicks remarked. “But most of us are trained in the analytic tradition, so we are less likely to be exposed to the major postmodern thinkers. The purpose of this seminar, accordingly, is to broaden our knowledge of the current intellectual landscape by exploring the distinctively postmodern content, method, and style of philosophy.”
The Intellectual Roots of Postmodernism
Interview with Roger Donway for Navigator 2:6 (Feb. 1999), pp. 1, 8-17.
Principal Source, 1998.
Format: Two audio lectures.
These 1998 lectures formed the basis for my 2004 book Explaining Postmodernism.
Liberal Education and its Postmodern Critics [forthcoming 2016].
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