What is "Post" About Postmodernism? Research Paper by Michael J. Vlach

What is "Post" About Postmodernism?
An in-depth examination of postmodernism and how it differs from the pre-modernism and modernist eras.
# 9481 | 4,370 words | 33 sources | APA | 2001 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Philosophy (History) , History (General)


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Description:

This paper thoroughly explains postmodernism and describes the philosophical concepts that lead up to this era. It defines that the "post" in postmodern is the rejecting of enlightenment. The paper describes the nine characteristics of the postmodern period. The author states that postmodernism is the philosophy of reality.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Toward a Basic Definition of Postmodernism
Postmodernism's Predecessors
What is "Post" about Postmodernism?
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"In his book, Reality Isn't What It Used to Be, Walter Truett Anderson points out that our world has undergone a significant change. "In recent decades we have passed, like Alice slipping through the looking glass, into a new world," he says. This new world is the postmodern world. Anderson is not alone in his observation. Many have written books and articles in recent decades describing the phenomenon of postmodernism. What, though, is postmodernism and what are its characteristics? The purpose of this article is to examine postmodernism. In particular, it will attempt to identify the major characteristics of postmodernism and address the question, "What is 'post' about postmodernism?"

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