Distinct philosophical schools of thought.
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or the relevant philosophical topic.
The topic of this category is the movement based on the philosophy of the novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982). The movement affirms objective reality in metaphysics, reason in epistemology, self-interest in ethics, and capitalism in politics.
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This category provides links to information on postmodern philosophy and critical theory, from basic introductions to complex academic work.
Alongside sites with information on specific theorists and complex philosophical ideas, it contains links to the lighter side of postmodernism. Sites are usually quite general, offering definitions of postmodernism, links to related resources or a variety of articles.
Related categories include Religion - dealing with how the Christian church relates to postmodern culture; and Art - covering postmodernism in contemporary art.
Postmodernism is difficult to define and encompasses a number of philosophical ideas. In general, it is the rejection of ‘meta narratives’ or big theories. Rather than being the next thing in line to ‘modernism’ it rejects linear timelines and the need to constantly create something new. Postmodernism jumbles all that has gone before together in a ‘collage’ effect. Whereas modernism deals with the autonomous individual working towards an ordered world, postmodermism embraces a notion of a chaotic, anonymous experience in which distinctions disappear. The postmodern mantra is ‘think globally, act locally’.
Please submit sites that offer information or comment on postmodern philosophy. This category contains general resources on postmodernism. Pages dedicated to a particular philosopher should be submitted to the appropriate category for that person, if one exists. Single essays can be submitted to the ''essays'' sub-category.
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