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Owning “postmodernism” at Amazon

Three of my items are now in the top ten on postmodernism at Amazon Kindle: * The first edition of Explaining Postmodernism has dropped from first to second. * The expanded edition has dropped from fifth to seventh. Too sad. … Continue reading

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Explaining Postmodernism 2nd and 9th at Amazon Kindle

At Amazon’s Kindle books section, my Explaining Postmodernism holds two of the top ten places for books on postmodernism. The first edition is second, and the expanded edition is ninth [update: now seventh]. They are neck-and-neck with The Routledge Companion … Continue reading

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Claude Lévi-Strauss and postmodernism

The expanded edition of my Explaining Postmodernism: From Rousseau to Foucault is being published late this summer. In preparing the manuscript, I re-read several transition figures, i.e., those twentieth-century intellectuals whom I judge to be important in preparing the groundwork … Continue reading

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Henry Giroux on education

Stephen Hicks discusses postmodernist Henry Giroux on education. This is from Part 14 of his Philosophy of Education course. 1 Clip: Previous: Pomo: skeptical relativistic rhetoric against modern society. Next: Postmodern education: Teacher training. Return to the Philosophy of Education … Continue reading

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Postmodern philosophy: Introduction

Stephen Hicks introduces postmodern philosophy by contrasting its themes to modernism and pre-modernism. This is from Part 14 of his Philosophy of Education course. 1 Clip: Previous: [Part 13: Marxism] Education under socialism. Next: What modernism is. Return to the … Continue reading

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Placing our “isms”

Professor Hicks places several of the philosophical “isms” — Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, and so on — on a four-dimensional array. This is from Part 6 of his Philosophy of Education course. Clips 1-4: Previous: Philosophy “vertically”: integrating positions into … Continue reading

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Philosophy “vertically”: integrating positions into systems

Stephen Hicks here presents philosophy metaphorically “vertically,” discussing how the major philosophies compare to each other as integrated systems. This is from Part 6 of Professor Hicks’s Philosophy of Education course. 1 Clip: Previous: Philosophy “horizontally”: metaphysics, epistemology, human nature, … Continue reading

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Identifying Kant’s key assumptions

[This excerpt is from Chapter 2 of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault] Identifying Kant’s key assumptions Kant’s strikingly skeptical conclusions depend upon philosophical assumptions that continue to inform contemporary debates between postmodernists and their foes. Most … Continue reading

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