• Interpretive theory
• About relativity
o Telling relative truth
• What is post modernism
o 6 sub headings in reading
non literary language
one other one….
meta narratives- stories we can all relate too, because they give meaning and let us
connect to others because it connects to their lives as well.
• Non-linear progress
o Get up today to make life better
o Today will be better than yesterday
The more we know, the more we know that we don’t know.
Reality and interpretations of reality
You know world because you experience it
Mediated representations of experience give us images from across the world.
Reality copied is not the same (good reproduction)
Photocopy the photocopy it degrades more
Postmodernism says when u only learn from outside sources how can u trust that
We live in a world of simulated reality. We live and accept these simulations as if they were real.
In post modern time identity is fluid not fixed.
Identity is fragmented (ever changing, not fixed)
Knowledge and truth claims (not fixed)
Are you same person today as the person 10-15 years ago?
o Post-modern theory emphasizes fluid meanings and the shifting, uncertain
ground upon which we can make knowledge claims
Characteristics of modernism
• Modern age & modern thinking = focused on the future
• A break from tradition looking to the past
• Belief in enlightened thought
• Reason can lead to certain and universal truths
• This lays the foundation for progress development, liberation, growth,
• No more reason (only reasons)