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Re: Postmodernism - Kaeser

From: Steven Kaeser <steve@konsulting.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 06:53:18 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 18:36:37 -0500
Subject: Re: Postmodernism - Kaeser


 >From: Tom Bowden <tomrbowden@yahoo.com>
 >Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 17:43:58 -0800 (PST)
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Subject: Re: The Dark Side Of Postmodernism

<snip>

Tom wrote:

 >I supposed this means that anyone's attempts to explain anything
 >in terms of scientific data are futile in the mind of a post-
 >modernist because everything is open to interpretation based on
 >each individual's reality context, therefore there is no
 >possible absolute standard of concrete, scientific evidence.

I think this, in part, depends on what we are trying to define
by "reality". Is it the physical reality we all exist in (as
defined by science), or our interpretation of that reality? From
a psychological perspective, we all view the world, in part,
according to our own accepted beliefs and facts which is
somewhat like trying to identify colors while looking through a
red filter (bad example, but you probably get the point).

For a rather long look at the difference between "modernism" and
"postmodernism", you can go to:

http://www.colorado.edu/English/ENGL2012Klages/pomo.html

This, unfortunately, contains a fair amount of the
"philosobabble" you referred to.

Then, if you're really curious you can find out more about
"postmodernism" vs. "post-postmodernism" at:

http://jonmattox.com/grids/ideas/postmodernism.html

These are both excellent examples of why I really didn't like
philosophy in school. Talk about a bottomless pit.


Steve




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