Salon of the Refused

Ep. 22 - Helen Pluckrose on Postmodernism

October 6, 2020

Rob Tracinski talks with Helen Pluckrose, editor of Areo magazine and co-author of Cynical Theories, about the roots of today's "woke" culture war in the philosophical school of Postmodernism. The conversation includes: how a philosophy of radical skepticism became dogmatic and authoritarian, how we lost both individualism and universalism, how coronavirus made our ideological bubbles more impenetrable, was Immanuel Kant the first Postmodernist, have we reached peak wokeness, and liberalism as an intellectual system.

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