Critiquing Postmodernism: Power Imbalances and the Rejection of Objective Values.

Chomsky criticizes Postmodernism's rejection of objective values and skepticism towards truth, exposing power imbalances and oppression.

00:00:00 Chomsky criticizes Postmodernism's rejection of objective values and belief in skepticism towards truth, highlighting power imbalances and oppression.

πŸ”‘ Post-modernism is a philosophical and cultural movement characterized by a rejection of objective values, skepticism towards truth, and critique of power relations.

🌍 Post-modernists argue that power is unevenly distributed in society, shaping people's identities and worldviews, and they challenge those in authority.

🚫 Chomsky criticizes post-modernism for allowing radical stances while being detached from any meaningful action.

00:01:14 Chomsky's critique of Postmodernism exposes its power structure and its detachment from popular movements and activism.

πŸ’‘ Chomsky criticizes post-modernism for its incomprehensibility and dismissive attitude towards other fields.

πŸ’­ Chomsky argues that post-modernism has created its own power structure driven by the desire for material rewards.

πŸ” Post-modernism has insulated the radical intelligentsia from popular movements and activism, serving as an instrument of power.

00:02:28 Chomsky criticizes the obscure writing style and tribal-like communities of postmodernists. He argues their theories mix contradictions and truisms to create an illusion of knowledge.

πŸ“š Postmodernists create a unique lingo and tribal-like academic communities to mimic academic findings.

πŸ” Chomsky criticizes their theories for mixing contradictions and truisms in overly fancy language.

πŸ’‘ Postmodernists generate novel and provocative concepts using shock tactics for maintaining relevance.

00:03:43 Chomsky critiques the attention-seeking nature of French intellectuals and their unconventional ideas, using examples like post-modernists' arguments about sexual relations and ancient Pharaohs.

πŸ“š French intellectuals gain attention through media exposure and need to come up with exciting ideas to be taken seriously.

🌟 Chomsky highlights the use of extreme and unconventional ideas by post-modernists to attract attention and make headlines.

❓ Example of a post-modern article questioning the cause of an ancient Pharaoh's death, suggesting tuberculosis as a social construct.

00:04:58 Chomsky's critique of Postmodernism reveals hidden power dynamics and exposes the absurdity of its ideas. A thought-provoking analysis of the movement's tactics.

πŸ“š Chomsky criticizes postmodernism for its absurd claim that everything is a social construction.

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Postmodernists may employ tactics of incomprehensible ideas and implicitly accuse others of inadequacy.

βš”οΈ Chomsky uses postmodernism's own methodology to challenge its power structures in Academia.

00:06:13 Chomsky criticizes postmodernism for fostering a self-serving academic elite, detached from activism and lacking in practicality.

πŸ”‘ Chomsky criticizes postmodern professors for using convoluted power games to maintain their authority.

πŸ” These professors create theories that lack predictive power and only serve to reinforce their own authority over knowledge creation.

🌐 Chomsky argues that postmodernism isolates professors from activism and marginalizes researchers who value clarity.

00:07:26 Chomsky's critique of Postmodernism denounces the detachment of intellectuals from the struggles in third world countries, where their expertise is most needed.

Chomsky criticizes how intellectuals in third world countries have hindered their own development.

The separation between radical intellectuals and popular struggle in third world countries is more apparent and extreme.

Chomsky's critique of postmodernism is a comprehensive denunciation of the movement using its own principles.

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