Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Entertaining Question

This is what #7 on the speed dial asked me:
"Do you still consider yourself a postmodernist or have you come around?"
Engineers do have a sense of humor!

5 comments:

Eric L said...

Around to what?
What's the alternative he suggests?

Dana said...

A sense of humor is indispensable.

Dana said...

ps
And I'm fascinated by the fact that so many are fascinated by that which is not the easiest to define....
And I'd challenge anyone on the net to 'easily and comfortably' define for me what a postmodernist is.

dave said...

without knowing any of the context, i'd venture to say that #7 has a bone to pick with postmodernists....?
could i ask for a general definition from you and perhaps one by #7?
thx.
-dave

John said...

I have thought about postmodernity myself.... I have also noticed that some wrongly make it synonymous with postmodernism.
I'd agree, for the most part, with the wiki definition of both defitions:
"Postmodernity is a condition, or a state of being, or is concerned with changes to institutions and conditions (as in Giddens, 1990) - whereas postmodernism is an aesthetic, literary, political or social philosophy. In other words, postmodernism is the "cultural and intellectual phenomenon", especially since the 1920s' new movements in the arts, while postmodernity focuses on social and political outworkings and innovations globally, especially since the 1960s in the West."