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Postmodernism: Postmodernism is a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in the mid-20th century. It is characterized by a skepticism towards traditional notions of truth, reality, and objectivity. Postmodernists argue that these notions are not universal or absolute, but rather are socially constructed and vary from culture to culture. See also Modernism, Culture, Society, Relativism, Cultural relativism.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Willam E. Connolly on Postmodernism - Dictionary of Arguments

Gaus I 46
Postmodernism/Connolly/Bennett: the term [postmodernism] is invoked more often by those who oppose postmodernism than by those said to be its practitioners. Many of the latter reject it as a self-description: William Connolly (2002)(1) because the term is identified with the theme of the world as text, a theme he takes to underestimate the significance of human corporeality, and because the term’s content floats with the concerns of the critic bestowing the name.
, >Postmodernism/Butler, >Postmodernism/Deleuze.

1. Connolly, William E. (2002) Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Jane Bennett, 2004. „Postmodern Approaches to Political Theory“. In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Connolly, Willam E.
Gaus I
Gerald F. Gaus
Chandran Kukathas
Handbook of Political Theory London 2004

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