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Hicks’s conclusions are this stark but his arguments are detailed. He sees this as fundamentally a failure of epistemology that has been exploited endlessly. Kant’s ultimate subjectivism and his separation of subject and object have been decisive in opening the door both to postmodernism and to romanticism. Hicks does not pursue the latter; that would require another book, but one which I would very much like to see him write.
The book is one of the most lucid and accessible studies of the history of philosophy that I have ever encountered and it is particularly acute in its ability to connect the dots and trace the intellectual lineages and etiologies. If you want to see how the defense of affirmative action, speech codes, and global warming activism ultimately connects with Rousseau, Kant and Marx, et al, this is the book with which you should begin.
This expanded edition adds two relevant essays: “Free Speech and Postmodernism” and “From Modern to Postmodern Art: Why Art Became Ugly.” The latter is particularly incisive.
In the last chapter HIcks returns to Postmodernism proper and its absurdity from the metaphysical and epistemological to the political and aesthetic. In 200 hundred years every political and social consequence of anti-Enlightenment philosophy, every prediction and political hope has singularly failed. Postmodernism is the response to this failure by philosophers who come to the conclusion that if the foundation and development of the anti-Enlightenment movement over 200 years is rotten the only thing left to do, besides admit that you are wrong, is attack and destroy what the Enlightenment produced. Even Nietzsche (who Hicks returns to illustratively at the end) presciently suggests that one can take anti-realism and nihilism too far leaving the postmodernists to "quote Nietzsche less and Rousseau more". Not only is Postmodernism nihilistic, it is destructively so, the bitter fruits of jealousy over the failure of collectivist anti-realism and seeming political, economic, and social success of Enlightenment realism, rationalism, and individualism.
An excellent review, through, scholarly, and easy to read. I find Hick's style both serious and humerous at the same time. Superb!
If postmodernism, by systematically undercutting every individual pro-life value in favor of Nothing is the ultimate criminal syndicate busily sabotaging every field of academic enquiry less their arbitrary will to power be stymied, then Stephen Hicks by exposing the underlying motivations and cynical strategems of its founders, such leading voices as Marcuse, Foucault, Lyotard, Derrida and Rorty, is the ultimate criminologist, a philosophic Hercule Poirot!
The artful practice of writing or speaking gibberish, common among mystics and contemporary political philosophers, pays off with more than a few benefits. The producer of this junk flatters himself with a delusion of understanding above the common level.
Second, the practice confers virtual immunity from criticism. Effective criticism requires at least a minimal grasp of the subject in question. Unintelligible assertions, lacking anything sensible to grab onto, cannot be attacked cogently other than to label them unintelligible.
Third, if anyone so much as attempts an interpretation of the assertion, the originator easily weasels away with, "well, no, that's really not what I meant. You just don't understand."
Fourth, the asserter is free to wander about in any speculative fog of his choosing without having to prove anything.
Fifth, and worst, the gibberish resonates with far too many listeners and readers who also want to pretend that they know something special and unique, escape responsibility for their thoughts and actions and deflect blame for personal failures and disappointments onto some easily targeted group.
Today's "postmodernists" and defenders of religion continue the venerable tradition.
As Professor Hicks so clearly points out, "postmodernism" (an oxymoron), a relatively recent upchuck from the socialist malady, preaches that reality, reason and objectivity are illusions. Despite these severe handicaps in thinking (which they also reject), proponents manage to conclude that socialism is the only answer to our political conflicts. Then instead of being laughed off the stage, they are given university classrooms. Why?
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