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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 94 — Understanding Postmodern «Social Justice»

Dec 22, 2020

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3Czyd0XSEso

The alarmists have been proper: concepts that have been just a few years in the past
complacently dismissed because the perennial agitation of some campus
loonies at the moment are pervasive within the company world, mass media and
popular culture.

Important race idea, transgender ideology, the obsessive search
for oppressive energy relations in each facet of life and each
function of language, the demand for all to be activists, shutting
down of dissenting speech as violence: frequent sense or the present of
a strong Catholic formation will suffice for many who reject these

However some will desire a extra rigorous critique or a deeper
understanding of the philosophical roots of radical leftist
activism. To that finish, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay have
written Cynical Theories, a really useful primer on the
growth of recent activism from Nineteen Sixties postmodernist

On this episode, Thomas and political thinker Darel Paul
talk about the e book, which tracks how postcolonial idea, queer
idea, ladies’s/gender research, crucial race idea, and different
activist fields have instantiated or tailored the next central
ideas and themes of postmodernism:

Postmodern ideas:

  1. Radical skepticism in regards to the skill to know something, cultural
  2. Society is fashioned of techniques of energy and hierarchies which
    determine what and the way issues could be identified

Postmodern themes: The blurring of boundaries, the facility of
language, cultural relativism, lack of the person and the

The episode concludes with a critique of Pluckrose and Lindsay’s
prescription of a return to Enlightenment liberalism as a
corrective to postmodernism.


[1:41] Causes for discussing Cynical Theories

[4:36] Proof of postmodernist activist actions reaching the

[10:58] What the e book contributes to the discourse on woke

[15:00] Similarities and variations between postmodernism and

[26:25] The core postmodern ideas and themes

[38:53] Policing speech as a instrument of energy somewhat than a
rational technique of speaking reality

[47:58] The proliferation of postmodern ideas right into a quantity
of activist fields

[49:47] Defining one’s identification when it comes to struggling and

[55:07] Pressure between postmodern rejection of classes and
the necessity to have classes to critique energy relations; the
emergence of queer idea; deliberate incoherence as liberation

[1:01:06] Conundrum for LGBTQ activists: achieve “regular” standing or
destroy concept of normality?

[1:06:40] Gender idea vs. crucial race idea on

[1:18:50] Postmodernism as a category ideology?

[1:24:17] The postcolonial critique of science; epistemic

[1:27:30] Critique of Pluckrose and Lindsay’s advocacy of a
return to Enlightenment liberalism

[1:32:51] Liberalism as an inherently unfavorable and
deconstructive philosophy

[1:40:04] Postmodernism as an extension and/or consequence of

[2:04:33] Easy methods to talk reality to somebody who believes
language is merely energy?


Pluckrose and Lindsay, Cynical Theories
https://www.amazon.com/Cynical-Theories-Scholarship-Every part-Identity_and/dp/1634312023

Darel Paul, “Towards Racialism” https://www.firstthings.com/article/2020/10/against-racialism

Darel Paul, “Listening on the Nice Awokening”

Darel Paul, “The World Group Is a Fantasy”

Darel Paul, From Tolerance to Equality

Ep. 61 on liberalism as an anti-culture with James Matthew

Ep. 18 on the vice of acedia manifested in our refusal to simply accept
our given nature

Christmas episodes:

It’s a Fantastic Life (1946) movie dialogue w/ Patrick

CCP 59 – The Wonderful English Carol

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