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Is the postmodernist idea that there is no truth the biggest ideological threat to the idea of objectivity? Why or why not?

3 Answers

  • 7 months ago

    No, because postmodernist can't know if there is Truth or not because it's nearly impossible to be objective. And so their idea of there being no truth is just a belief, which is a basic hypocrisy of theirs and atheist.

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    A footnote to "Anonymous'" answer: there is a spectrum of emphasis among e.g. the rational or objective and the empirical or subjective modes, and in the history of ideas shows an oscillation between types of time-linked polarities such as the Platonic-spiritual and the Aristotelian-natural, the Enlightenment rational and the Romantic emotional, and more recently between the Modern and Post-modern. The meta-awareness of such oscillation is a focus of the sociology of ideas; similar patterns of variation occur in e.g. the fashion industry...people perhaps becoming tired of the present style, and/or being attracted to the novel.

    One popular study of this: "The Fourth Turning" by Strauss and Howe.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    AT The core of postmodern thought is the idea that truth, reason, and objectivity are all social constructs, so basically the answer is yes. Anyone who has read even the most rudimentary definition of postmodern philosophy knows this. What you need to decide is whether one can be objective about social constructs.

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