Postmodernism and the Loss of Mastery

THEORIES OF POSTMODERNISM Feminism, Post-Colonialism, and the Loss of Mastery Over the World Picture In 1986 Postmodern painter Mark Tansey  (1949-) produced a large orangish monochrome painting of a long white fallen column. Broken in three places and lying next to a...

Jean-Paul Sartre and Existentialism

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE (1905-1980) EXISTENTIALISM “Nothingness lies coiled in the heart of being – like a worm.” Existentialism set the tone for Postmodern thinking by being negative: it is defined in terms of what it is not and discards previous systems rooted in the...

Jacques Lacan: The Formation of the Subject

JACQUES LACAN (1901 – 1981) PART FIVE: THE FORMATION OF THE SUBJECT Anyone who has read the writings of Jacques Lacan came to the humbling realization that in any meaningful way s/he simply didn’t exist. Having gone through the boot camp of the Oedipal...
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