Postmodernity


Postmodernity is called the series of cultural, artistic and philosophical movements that emerged from the second half of the 20th century. It was born as a direct reaction to modernism and its “failure” in the mission of incorporating new trends to the scene, which were far from the already obsolete work methodologies. It should be noted that, despite the affinities that can be found within the various postmodernist expressions, it has not yet been possible to define what it really represents, due to the lack of, among other things, a valid theoretical framework, due to the lack of data accurate to analyze.

The terms postmodernity are often confused with postmodernism, one of the literary movements, also typical of the time. Postmodernity, within the cultural aspect, rejects the idea of ​​modernism of “progress and the implementation of new and innovative forms of expression and methods of creation.” As a historical period, postmodernity is characterized by having a society that thinks about individual fulfillment, that seeks to live in the present and rejects the idea of ​​the past or the future; Added to this is globalization, a phenomenon that has profoundly marked people’s behavior, and the truth that the mass media “sell”.

Postmodernist thought, in the same way, takes on similar nuances, being as follows: it is anti-dualist, that is, it excludes the doctrine of creation based on two axes: good and evil, alleging that these exclude other philosophical perspectives; questions the writings, since they cannot present completely true facts, but rather are the reflection of the author’s judgment and culture; it is linguistic, because thought is shaped by language; truth only as a perspective, not as a universal reality.