noun. 1. a number of corresponding philosophical propensities which grew in response to classical modernism during the late twentieth century. Most postmodern stances refute classical metaphysics for its pursuit of a reality separate of the world of lived experience, traditional epistemology for its pursuit of particular insight and objectivity, and traditional ethical theories due to their dependency on metaphysics and epistemology.
POSTMODERNISM: "The concept of postmodernism will take up a large part of our second semester studies."
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