Professional civility responds to fragmentation in the historical moment of postmodernity
that recombines the fragments of the original four professions within the framework of virtue ethics.
has become a culture of its own, there has to be enculturation of postmodernity
You cite a Texas pastor's observation that "Postmodernity
has knocked the wind out of the church--has put the church on its knees." How so?
From a timely point of view, postmodernism cannot be very clearly delineated, either; ideologically, theorists and critics could not agree to whether postmodernity
is an autonomous cultural age or just a transition period between modernity and what was to follow.
A preoccupation with postmodernity
has its clear limits, and Villoro knows them well: they are restricted to the purely thematic.
Nietzsche's existentialism was one of three great theoretical sytems that ushered in postmodernity
. (9) The other two were Auguste Comte's sociology and Karl Marx's communism.
Susan Archer Mann, DOING FEMINIST THEORY: FROM MODERNITY TO POSTMODERNITY
. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
They emphasize that postmodernism in this unconventionally narrow sense, and not postmodernity
, is their subject.
's theoretical core, he says, "effectively recovers the Latin development of semiotic consciousnesss between Augustine and Poinsot, particularly as Aquinas mediated it, on the side of the past." "The action of signs," he states "penetrates everywhere in nature." Deely claims that such action can carry human understanding with it and, thereby, can help reveal that sign-action surpasses the epistemological limits that modern theories of knowledge and language have staked out for philosophy.
Niall Lucy's compelling text provides a compelling polemic, discussing not just applications of postmodern discourse to contemporary Australian popular culture and politics, but a response to critics of postmodernity
as a whole.
Gothic-postmodernism: Voicing the Terrors of Postmodernity
by Maria Beville (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009), 220pp, 44 pb [euro]; ISBN 978-9042026643
These include the church growth movement, megachurches, the emergent church fad, the response to postmodernity
, American cultural hegemony, and prosperity theology.
More importantly, as it slowly began to become clear what most "postmodern" writers seemed to be talking about when they used the term "postmodernity
," it appeared to refer to: (1) hermeneutics of suspicion and the resultant sense of pluralism and consequent need for dialogue, (2) a stress on particularity, and (3) an a priori rejection of any "over-all" understanding of anything.
Rather than following theorists like Derrida or Agamben, who no longer see an 'outside' to the dominant neoliberal capitalistic order, Negri wishes to stress the immanent (and importantly, excessive) potentialities of resistance that emerge according to the logic of global biopolitical capitalistic percolation: 'one of the specificities of postmodernity
is the reversibility of its effects: any domination is also always resistance' (36).