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  1. In my opinion, there are two most interesting postmodernists — Jean Baudrillard and Richard Rorty. I wrote about what is remarkable about the first one here, and I can say about the second one that it is interesting primarily in three things::

    1. It is located at the intersection of analytical and continental philosophy. When, let's just say, it was time to choose which side to stand on, Rorty said, “Yes,” and took everything from modern philosophy. At the same time, it also belongs to the autonomous tradition of American pragmatism.
    2. He took the “linguistic turn” as a way to end Kant's intellectual influence in modern philosophy. He did this in “Chance, Irony and Solidarity”, where he presented his non-pragmatic ethical project.
    3. He came up with his own kind of irony — liberal irony, which will help the individual cope with the randomness of their own and other people's views. And his own kind of pragmatism, which was aimed at downplaying the epistemological status of philosophy.

    Both philosophers are not as impressive as the famous French (which, in my opinion, is only a plus), but they are clearly more critical and, if I may say so, post-ironic — for them, after all, the postmodern game is more valuable not as a process, but as a way of thinking through which certain results can be achieved.

  2. The state of philosophical thought in the present era is very similar to the state of philosophy that has already existed in its history. The transition period that began after Aristotle in the Hellenistic period and lasted until the 17th century. At this time, a New era of philosophy began, which replaced the Ancient or Ancient philosophy.

    The characteristic of this transition period is that there is no philosophy, but there is a variety of philosophizing at best, or reasonings at worst.

    Therefore, there are no philosophers among postmodernists, structuralists, existentialists and others. There is a philosophical thought. There are deeply and comprehensively educated individuals who draw the culture of thought from the philosophical heritage of individual philosophers or teachings, but who have not mastered the entire history of philosophy as a whole.

    That is why modern philosophizing deals with anything except the actual philosophical subject and in any way other than its own philosophical method.

  3. Postmodernism or abbreviated “postmodern” in philosophy characterizes the modern reality, the modern era. Its main ideas include the following::

    • truth is always multifaceted;
    • the real world is illusory;
    • a person interprets the world around him, but does not know it.

    There are many postmodern philosophers, but the most authoritative and interesting ones are the following::

    • Gilles Deleuze;
    • Jean-Francois Lyotard;
    • Jacques Derrida.

    It is noteworthy that all of them are French.

    Good luck!

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