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I, however, less warm to “classical liberals” who bandy words like collectivism as epithets.

Welvaart voor iedereen – Een eerlijker verdeling van welvaart is mogelijk Pingback: This book is mostly polemical in a time where Triumphal liberal capitalism fresh from the end of the cold war could demolish any other point of view towards its end of history as collectivist irrational This book is a little dated coming out of the culture war debates of the s. In other words, to Hobbes the social contract was conventional, not natural.

I was drawn to your book by Jordan B Peterson, during the beginning of his speech and the Manning Centre. Perhaps you could give us an idea on the best place to purchase your book or to watch for the new prints to come out. Well, like Hicks suggests, this is what Voltaire advocated for and led to the bloody French Revolution and Marxism led to communism socialism based on the state and national socialism socialism based on race.

The far reaches of PM thinking is illustrated, via cultural studies, feminism, collectivism, banal concepts like deconstructionism, sociology and power dynamics, and its partial origins in Marxism.

I think of collectivism on the left side and individualism on the right. And it is for this reason that no experience can confute them. It happened in reaction to his fear of violent death. The contribution of this book is only of modest value.

Or point me in the right direction?


Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault by Stephen R.C. Hicks

The first edition was published by Scholargy, which I’m having trouble finding much information about, but which, given what it publishes seems at least not to be an academic publisher, nor a published of popular intellectual sort of books. Hicks factually and carefully explains the origins and causes of postmodern thought and how it has become an unfortunate cornerstone in much modern thought.

Explaining the Seemingly Inexplicable Greatly appreciate this very readable exposition, by a rational mind heroically treading where others become repulsed and confused.

Chapter 6 of Explaining Postmodernism. What place is there for free will and passion, spontaneity and creativity if the world is governed by mechanism and logic, jicks and necessity?

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault

This can be summed up on the Dostoevsky quote Hick’s mentions explainiing if I find out Christ is not real I would still believe in Him” Postmoddernism alternative at least for Dostoevsky was too dire and stressful. Yes, the only reason why Im aware the book exists is because that Peterson guy keeps talking about it. If only I could trust it. The result is postmodernism: In an exquisite historical and intellectual overview of German philosophy, Hicks follows the bloodline from Kant to Hegel, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, and ultimately to Martin Heidegger, who was in turn a key influence on the twentieth-century postmodernists.

What, in brief, is the basis for the conclusion that it’s without merit? Thinkers such as Tocqueville, a keen student of democracy, argued it couldn’t.

As the subtitle suggests, he marks Rousseau as a explainin significant historical origin in this regard.

What matters here is that all the intellectual projects of the left are firmly entrenched in some form of a grand narrative. Molyneux refers to it in his podcasts. So why are Hicks’ readers reading his book instead? Each Chapter is postmodeernism to a specific era of philosophy and showcasing just how the evolution of irrationality came about.

In this book, Mr.

Explaining Postmodernism – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.

I expect its better to be annoying than cowardly though Matt. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Keep up the great work!


It’s not interesting to critique something so blatantly off base. Hicks, my name is Tom Amarque, I am a German writer, philosopher and podcaster. This change might then be cast as a move toward greater equality between the haves and have-nots. Why has a significant portion of the political Left – the same Left that traditionally promoted reason, science, equality for all, and optimism – now switched to themes of anti-reason, anti-science, double standards, and cynicism?

Postmodern thought has been making inroads into the mainstream of western culture for decades, but we’re only now beginning to see how pernicious it actually is.

Again, glad to hear that there is a printing coming soon. However, it postmodeenism raise the legitimate concern that we must be careful about what our senses tell us. Surely the issue here is that the readers in this case have no interest in the philosophical issues.

He did it rather as a reasonable conclusion that true belief has to exlpaining belief that has the liberty to not believe. Would you consider the European Reformation to be a precursor to the Enlightenment, or at least an important influencer?

Dr Hicks, I think that says something for your work. Dec 12, Dan Rera rated it really liked it Shelves: Thank you so postmoderbism Welvaart voor iedereen – Een eerlijker verdeling van welvaart is mogelijk. Sounds a lot like Romans 14possibly? I want this to be about business between horses, written by a horse for other horses seeking success in horse business.

The oligarchy was afraid from communism. Oct 28, Heba rated it really liked it. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

This observation is by no means revolutionary if you’ll pardon the expression. The idea that all are ‘created’ equal does not drop out with reason.