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Post-modernism intro

Postmodernism emerged in the 1960's (post war), but the term ‘postmodernism’ did not come into widespread use until the 1990s

It is defined as a differentiation away from the Enlightenment project concerning Reason & rationality (and, often, related notions of order). 


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Ludwig Wittgenstein

The linguistic turn- turns people to study the subject of language 

'The limits of my language mean the limits of my world' (Logico Tractatus Philosophico). Language is loaded since words have connotations (many meanings for words)  

Religious language game- People apart of the religious language game can talk about God since they understand the religious language to talk about God. However atheists cannot talk about God in the same way as those believers do since they do not understand the religious language of God.

However the aim in the 20th century was to abandon the idea of a 'private language'- Wittgenstein


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1927 Being and Time 

Hermeneutic turn 

as soon as we come to be, we find that we already there, so we are always already the beings we are. 

This means we can never see ourselves coming into being. 

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Thomas Kuhn

1962 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions 

The Paradigmatic turn 

Challenged the worlds current conception of science- that science is a steady progress of new ideas- KUHN SAID THIS WAS WRONG

Rather the old info is reconfigured and then develops revolutionary into paradigmatic shifts

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