Postmodernism is often portrayed as a radical break with the modes of thought, politics and concerns of its
intellectual-cultural predecessor: modernism. How do you understand this intellectual-historical duality? You
must write about at least three of the following thinkers in your assessment of the modern era: Sigmund Freud,
Karl Marx, Immanuel Kant, Georg Simmel, Friedrich Nietzsche.
Nietzsche – “good and evil” & “good and Bad”
Kant – “what is enlightenment”
Freud – civilization and discontent pg 1-34
Freud – the uncanny
Simmel – “the metropolis and mental life”
Marx – “the fetishism of the commodity and it’s secret” Pages 163-177
How do you understand this intellectual-historical duality?