Monday, July 15, 2019
Postmodernism is necessary for a politics of individual liberty.
For the affirmative:
Thaddeus Russell heads Renegade University, runs the podcast, "Unregistered with Thaddeus Russell," and is the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Russell graduated from Antioch College and received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, New York Magazine, Reason, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, and Salon, and his scholarly articles have been published in American Quarterly and The Columbia History of Post-World War II America.
For the negative:
Stephen Hicks is Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and Senior Scholar at The Atlas Society. He is author of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy, 2004), Nietzsche and the Nazis (Ockham’s Razor, 2010), The Art of Reasoning: Readings for Logical Analysis (W. W. Norton & Co., 1998), and Entrepreneurial Living (CEEF, 2016). He has published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Review of Metaphysics, and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington. In 2010, he won his university’s Excellence in Teaching Award.