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    EthanWalker
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    One of Postmodernism’s main tenets is that there are no meta-narratives. However, this statement to me sounds like a meta-narrative on all languages and cultures, i.e. the meta-narrative that there are no meta-narratives. So it seems like post-modernism is just as self-defeating as the radical skeptical view that I can’t know any truths (for that is a truth that you know) as well as positivism which states that the only meaningful statements are those that are scientifically verifiable (for that is a statement that is itself not scientifically verifiable).

    What do y’all think? Am I right in taking post-modernism to be offering the meta-narrative of no meta-narratives? Or more precisely, the meta-narrative that there used to be meta-narratives but now there no longer are?

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    MatthewAnders
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    I would agree. It seems to me that the idea of the P-M is a case of circular reasoning

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