In this week’s “Spreading the Word”, I share with you a video where philosopher Dr. Stephen Hicks talks about postmodernism. Lately I found myself ‘stumbling’ on this concept more and more often, so I thought it would be helpful to try and understand it better. In his talk, Dr. Hicks takes the audience not just through the key postmodernism themes, but also explores the roots of postmodernism, puts it into a broader historical context, usefully contrasts it with ‘pre-modern’ and ‘modern’ approaches to the same questions of life, as well as offers his responses to some of the postmodernist claims. I was impressed by the depth and the scope of Dr. Hicks` account of postmodernism, which motivated me to share it here with you, and also to buy his book on the same topic (he mentions it very briefly during his talk).
The video lasts about 2h 30min, and the content and clarity of Dr. Hicks` presentation are totally worth this investment.
Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BGbHG63x8w&t=3761s
Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Thursday I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling. My Thursdays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.
keep exploring and storytelling!