Postmodernism Essays

What Is Postmodernism_

Logically, postmodernism literally refer to the “era” or “developments after modernity”. It indeed refers to the actual dissolution or termination of the social forms that are linked to modernity (Sarup p. 165). 1979 saw the entry of the term postmodernism in the philosophical lexicon. Postmodernism illustrates a new school of thought, reflection and even action that are related in one way or the other to the numerous factors that are constantly changing in the modern world. Postmodernism constitutes a set…

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Postmodernism & History

Postmodernism refers to a shift in the non art components of history, particularly after the 1960s. It is marked by developments in culture, society and the economy. One drawback to postmodernism is the idea that it is concrete. Instead, postmodern society continues to go through enormous change that can be contributed to ever changing aspects of culture, society and the economy. Modernism preceded postmodernism which suggests that postmodernism is a reaction to modernism or postmodernism evolved from modernism and continues…

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Postmodernism Revise

Discussion Question One, Due Thursday, 600 words Compare and contrast the idea of a “legitimate voice” from the modern and the postmodern perspective.   Legitimate Voice refers to the capability of the people to act upon what they actually perceive upon. This identifies the undeniable want of people to prove that what they believe in could actually be achieved thus giving them the chance to make a huge difference upon the society that they are living in. being a postmodernist…

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Postmodernism & Issey Miyake

As designers we critically think about what we want our creations to be, what they look like and most importantly what they are inspired by. The shift and movement away from modernity in western society has become a significant change over the past century, notions of critical theory, art, fashion, literature, and philosophy has changed radically. What has manifested from this is the shift of post modernity/postmodern a complex term that finding a simplified explanation is very difficult to find….

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Postmodernism

1. responses to modernism, especially refusals of some of its totalizing premises and effects, and of its implicit or explicit distinction between ‘high’ culture and commonly lived life 2. responses to such things as a world lived under nuclear threat and threat to the geosphere, to a world of faster communication, mass mediated reality, greater diversity of cultures and mores and a consequent pluralism 3. acknowledgments of and in some senses struggles against a world in which, under a spreading…

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The Impact of Postmodernism on Science

Postmodernism has completely changed our vision of science. Against traditional beliefs, science is no longer based on rationality, but turns out to be a complex structure of subjective hypotheses, assumptions, and theses. Postmodernism has separated scientific beliefs from reason, and has significantly narrowed the scope of scientific ideas, which can only be used within limited cultural paradigms. The Impact of Postmodernism on Science Introduction With the rise of postmodern thought, science has ceased to be the source of rationality and…

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Postmodernism in Graphic Design

I. Abstract Postmodern graphic design is one of the most prominently cited trends in the fields of advertisement and design from 1960s to 1990s. However, most critiques from modernist groups initially denied the existence of this trend. Through the different movements established during these years, such as Punk movement, pop culture movement and Dadaist arts, postmodern art has evolved well enough to be popularized globally by different designers.  In the findings of the study, prominent individuals following the postmodern trends,…

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Existentialism and Postmodernism

Existentialism and Postmodernism, these are two of the fields where Soren Aabye Kierkegaard influenced the most. Kierkegaard was born in the Danish capital Copenhagen from a rich and well-known family of merchant which already included six children. His father, Michael Pedersen, was so dedicated to a stern approach on faith and life to keep his family together. His father appears to be gifted intelligence and spirituality, which Soren inherited luckily. His life is a combination of many ups and downs,…

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Implications of Postmodernism

Postmodernism can be referred to as an aesthetic, political, literary or social philosophy, which lays a foundation with an attempt to explain a state or condition of something which is concerned with changes in the worldly institutions and conditions. Postmodernism over time has emerged as a field of academic study in various disciplines such as sociology, communications, music, literature, architecture, fashion, technology e. t. c. It is much revealed well on looking into modernism. Therefore postmodern can be seen to…

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Postmodernism_ Its Early Approach

Postmodernism is a complicated term where its idea and concept appears in a wide variety of disciplines or area of studies. Postmodernism can be applied in art, architecture, politics, literature, technology etc. However to evaluate postmodernism and to acquire its main concept, it is mostly significant to trace its origin and how the term was developed in the first place. The term “postmodernism” was first introduced in 1979 with the publication of the The Postmodern Condition by Jean- Francois Lyotard…

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Postmodernism and Other Philosophical Approaches to Meaning

Humans have forever been trying to find out the essential meaning of life. What does life mean and what makes it meaningful? These questions have been answered in different ways by philosophers who strive to present what life means and what it entails. Postmodern philosophy presents meaning through influences from existentialism and post-structuralism. It doubts metaphysics and humanism and tilts more towards the concept of acquiring knowledge for development. The meaning of life is defined through a series of rational…

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Post Modern Architecture Vs International Style Modernism

Postmodernism began appearing in a variety of artistic fields in the 1960s and 1970s, although it was most dramatically visible in the field of architecture, where it was adopted to describe the new forms of contemporary buildings, which returned to ornamentation, quotation of tradition, and the resurrection of past styles that a more purist modernist architecture had rejected. The rapid dissemination of postmodern discourse and forms in architecture helped to promote it in other aesthetic fields, thus providing concrete substance…

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Postmodernism and Multimedia

The premises of postmodernism include the spread of globalization, deviation from the “universal truth”, non-linearity and flexibility and that it can be closely associated with computer technology. These premises can be found and embodied in today’s multimedia. Multimedia itself can be considered a postmodern creation because of the nonlinearity in its creation, storage and distribution especially with the advent of the World Wide Web and other technological advances (Phillips c. 2003). Multimedia is also an entertainment form that branches in…

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The Seduction of Unreason

Postmodernism suffers many critics, some arguing for its responsibility in practically destroying the study of literature in America and Europe with a Leftist bent. Richard Wolin, professor of history and comparative literature at the City University of New York, disagrees and his own critique is that Postmodernism’s founding fathers were fascinated – almost obsessed – with the far-Right fascism of 1920s and 1930s. Wolpin demonstrates in his book that basic tenants of postmodernist thought considered politically Leftist in origin, come…

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Evaluate Postmodernist Explanations of the Role and Functions of Religion in Contemporary Society

Evaluate postmodernist explanations of the role and functions of religion in contemporary society. Postmodernist religion can be defined as any type of religion that is influenced, interpreted or shaped by postmodernism and postmodern philosophies. Postmodern religion is not an attempt to banish religion from society; rather, it is a philosophical approach to religion that considers orthodox assumptions that may reflect power differences in society rather than universal truths. A postmodern interpretation of religion emphasises the key point that religious truth…

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