Pathologic condition of the "state of post-modernity"
Опубликовано на портале: 12-06-2005
The article discusses the issue of
postmodernism as a type both of world outlook and cultural historical means for certain individuals to
exist in contemporary societal environment. Among other things, author finds ultranihilistic character in
attitudes of many postmodernism advocates towards traditions and towards cultural legacy inherited from
the past. In Yu. Davydov's argument, postmodernist mythologies related to postcontemporary reality
feature a direct ideological affinity to Marxist idea of a revolutionary break with all "old world" and its
history. Article contents make clear how complex and even catastrophic becomes coming development of
a society that attempts to completely break with its past.