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Hence the association of modernity with the perception of control. Justified or otherwise.

Much of the postmodern critique (inasmuch as it did not descend into solipsism) served as a deconstruction of the less than perfectly justified perceptions of control.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jan 2nd, 2011 at 07:17:02 PM EST
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Solipsism is an ever present danger and not just for post modernists -- though some of them may have descended into it to spectacular levels. I find the critique and the "deconstruction" of much of the history written before 1970 to be particularly cogent, though some currently writing, such as Nial Ferguson, are appropriate targets, along with most conservative political views.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jan 2nd, 2011 at 07:50:42 PM EST
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