Monday, June 13, 2005

Saugstad On Post Modernism

Andreas Saugstad, in ‘Thoughts on postmodernism’ for the Independent of Bangladesh, makes an attempt at defining ‘postmodernism’. Saugard’s definition lies in a series of ‘trends’ that distinguish the post modern from Descartes, as a ‘historical phenomenon’.

While the article is poorer for its brevity, and its lack of founded and substantiated claims, Sugstad does make the apt observation that “Postmodernists have given us many ideas which are important, we should try to understand postmodern thinking and learn what we can from the postmodern approach” – it is a shame that this observation seems obvious enough to be redundant.

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