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Postmodernism: A Critical Discourse

  • Roida Rzayeva OktayEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Abstract

The modern world endures a number of the crises, such as that of mentality. The characteristic features of the postmodern are deconstruction, radical plurality, relativity, eclecticism, fragmentariness, the replacement of reality by simulacra, structurelessness, and an unsystematic character, which are put forward as the basic catalysts along with other arguments. As a whole, postmodernity is also characterised as a transition from the categoricity of positive science in modernity to a generalised uncertainty. Within the limits of the noted criticism it is possible to single out the following positions: a criticism of postmodernism as a criticism of modernism, a criticism of postmodernism through the opposition of postmodernism to modernism, an identification of postmodernism with modernism and the metanarrative, a criticism of postmodernism as an illusion of polyculturality and pluralism, and also as a historical epoch. The criticism of modernism by postmodernism was a starting point for the criticism of postmodernism. Basically, postmodernism is criticised through modernism by means of its language and concepts.

Keywords

Postmodernism Discourses Criticism Modernism Mentality crisis Relativity Deconstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Azerbaijan National Academy of SciencesBakuAzerbaijan

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