Post-Modernism Talk

Post-modernism as a paradigm of intellectual thought permeates the humanities disciplines and has had effects extending to that of religion, politics, and the sciences in present times. It is common to find the writings of Marx, Nietzsche, Derrida, Freud, Deleuze, and Foucault and uncommon to find Carl Schmitt, Ayn Rand, or Milton Friedman in university classrooms and such absence calls for explanation and discussion. Post-modernism’s effects have been both lambasted and praised in such incidents as the Sokal Affair and in public defenses of the existence of multiculturalist societies. By hosting a discussion on the effects of post-modernism on humanities and sciences, it would be a welcome addition to public discourse on the division between sciences and humanities and the status of the objectivity of human knowledge.