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RE: [humanism-174] Re: Postmodernism

From: Eric M
Sent on: Monday, January 28, 2013 6:18 AM

What questions?


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Mark R. Orel
Sent: Monday, January 28,[masked]:28 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [humanism-174] Re: Postmodernism



I don't consider myself a skeptic.  Postmodernism can be nihilistic if
you take it that way, I don't.  Right now I have anchors to this reality,
I currently experience.  Once those anchors are gone my perspective
may change.  I just want to know if there is an objective reality, and if
there is, what it is. 

It has impacted my life.  I ask questions I would never have thought to

M. Orel

On[masked]:07, Mike wrote:

Postmodernism appears to be another name for epistemological nihilism.
While I agree that I cannot know for certain that I have a job and will go to this job on Monday morning, nevertheless, I believe that I do and will act as if I do.  Perhaps, reality is a Matrix world that is unreal, a software construct downloaded into our brains.  But, how would having such a belief impact one's life?  This sort of nihilism that denies objective reality would lead to some interesting behavior and outcomes.  Holding such a POV would have low survival value. But, in a Matrix world, what difference would it make?

Mike S

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