Question for Discussion #12 – Postmodernism
Read the Havel Speech posted below. Before now, have you been aware of the idea of Postmodernism? Comment on one or more of ideas Havel presents. Do you agree or disagree with his thoughts? Does this speech give you any help in understanding the world today?
Society has become even more disintegrated in the postmodern world because of the growing cultural conflicts. Therefore, to coexist in this new era, people cannot have universal ideas because this will likely create more struggles. Postmodernism emphasizes learner-centered discourse by giving serious attention to marginalized individuals. The new way of thinking has also focused on dynamism, but at the same time, it has made society ignorant to particular realities and knowledge, such as exaggerating the social changes that occurred.