Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault

Postmodernism is a literary theory of extreme skepticism that denies reality and objective truth. It is the brainchild of Leftist, European philosophers of the 1950’s but draws it’s from 19th century German philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Friedrich Nietzsche (respectfully). Despite the political Left pitching itself as being about reason, science and equal opportunity, instead the Left has revealed itself as actually being anti-science and anti-reason. A clear example are environmentalist groups lying about genetically modified foods, climate change, medical testing on animals and vaccines.

In this 2014 lecture hosted by Sweden’s free market think tank, TIMBRO, author of the book Explaining Postmoderninsm and Rockford College philosophy professor Dr. Stephen Hicks gave a short lecture along with Q and A about the ideological underpinnings and influence of postmodernism among in academia and the culture at large.