Getting past the post-modernists
What is Post Modernism?
It can be described as a set of critical, strategic and rhetorical practices employing concepts such as difference, repetition, the trace, the simulacrum, and hyperreality to destabilize other concepts such as presence, identity, historical progress, epistemic certainty, and the univocity of meaning.
Why does it matter?
I'm told that academics have asserted that Postmodernism is “meaningless and promotes obscurantism.” Obscurantism means “the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or the full details of some matter from becoming known.”
The result of unchallenged postmodernism is a loss of meaning, belief, identity, confidence, certainty and knowledge. All of these are negative, and can block people from leading fulfilled and purposeful lives.
Noam Chomsky has argued that postmodernism is meaningless because it adds nothing to analytical or empirical knowledge.
A formal, academic critique of postmodernism can be found in Beyond the Hoax by physics professor Alan Sokal and in Fashionable Nonsense by Sokal and Belgian physicist Jean Bricmont, both books discussing the so-called Sokal affair. In 1996, Sokal wrote a deliberately nonsensical article in a style similar to postmodernist articles, which was accepted for publication by the postmodern cultural studies journal, Social Text.
Ref : Criticisms
How does it work as a block?
Each of the attributes mentioned above (meaning, belief, identity, confidence, certainty and knowledge) are key attributes of several distinct levels of personality, and stages in the completion of Vision to Action. Switching any one of these attributes from positive to negative attitudes can block the cycle or process. Fortunately, the reverse is true as well, and people can make a positive choice, thereby removing the blocks to their own progress.
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