Postmodernism

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Chasing Eels

Jun 10, 2016 by Peter Wood |

The new book The Closing of the Liberal Mind helps us get a better grasp on the slippery modern academic Left. 

Academic Social Science and Postmodernism

May 14, 2015 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the influence of postmodernism on the social sciences.

Oh No Pomo: Further Proof of the Rejection of Postmodernism

Oct 09, 2014 by Carol Iannone |

Literature lovers are pushing back against indiscriminate veneration of the avant garde. 

Postmodernism: Does it Have Marxist or Historicist Origins?

Feb 20, 2014 by George Seaver |

Much more than Marxism, Historicism has influenced culture and politics and accounts for many of the ideologies and sentiments that emerge in academia today.

Postmodernism and Governance

Sep 20, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young analyzes the impact of postmodern ideas on American political discourse.

Wall-Chart Wisdom

Jan 17, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood praises vintage illustrated botany and zoology wall charts as reflecting an antidote for postmodern epistemological malaise.

Virtue and Western Civilization

Dec 15, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the decline of virtue, once integral to the educational process in the Western tradition.

Lady Gaga Makes It to Harvard

Nov 21, 2011 by Charlotte Allen |

Charlotte Allen ponders the curious fascination academics seem to have with a popular singer. Perhaps it's connected to post-modernist theory?

Postmodern Science and Western Civilization

Nov 17, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young assesses the impact of postmodern ideology on the natural sciences.

Postmodern Mesmerists and Western Civilization

Nov 03, 2011 by William H. Young |

Although the American Founders were not seduced by fashionable pseudo-science from France, William Young notes that contemporary academics have eagerly embraced it.

Factions and Western Civilization

Oct 20, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young continues his series with an examination of factions, the "mortal diseases" which have plagued republican governments since antiquity.

Socially Constructed Mathematics—That Will Make All the Difference!

Sep 26, 2011 by George Leef |

The University of North Carolina is hosting a professor from the University of Illinois who maintains that what “minority” students need if they’re going to understand math is for it to be presented as a “social…

Postmodern Philodoxers and Western Civilization

Sep 08, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the replacement of philosophy's pursuit of truth with philodoxy's denial of it.

Human Nature and Western Civilization

Aug 03, 2011 by William H. Young |

William H. Young begins a new occasional series of articles focused on Western Civilization and current academic issues with a discussion of human nature.

MLA Lingo Bingo

Jan 13, 2011 by David Clemens |

I tried, but it is nearly impossible to parody the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention’s yearly orgy of political correctness, anti-capitalism, and Theory, just concluded in Los Angeles.  

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