Ep. 495: Dr. Stephen Hicks – Postmodernism As A Political Project


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(Part Two) Our investigation into the philosophical roots of social justice continues…

Dr. S…

(Part Two) Our investigation into the philosophical roots of social justice continues…

Dr. Stephen Hicks is a Professor of Philosophy at Rockford College and the Executive Director of The Center For Ethics and Entrepreneurship. He joins me today to discuss the consequences of postmodernism as a political/education project.


– Words as weapons
– Do the postmodernists of the mid-20th century set out to undermine the enlightenment?
– The philosophical movement has a long philosophical lineage dating back to Rousseau and the German idealists, it comes to prominence in the 1960s
– What’s confusing for the novice here – These people looked back the enlightenment, reason as a starting point instead of faith and superstition, how did they look at dividends that were paid, that they were the beneficiaries of, science, engineering, medicine, free markets, abolition, spreading materal wealth, emergence of leisure time, near universal literacy and not say this is something we could improve upon?
But instead, this is something to be undone or attacked?
– Postmodern art
– Hypothesis: post-modernism is the crisis of faith for the academic left (it’s how socialism moves forward)

Bumper Music:
"The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" Timbuk 3
Well I’m well aware of the world out there,
getting blown all to bits, but what do I care?

"After the Gold Rush" Neil Young
Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the nineteen seventies.

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