Postmodernism is a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 20th century. One of the core beliefs of postmodernism is that knowledge and reality are constructed rather than discovered. Within postmodernism, there are two types that stand out – deconstructive and Whiteheadian postmodernism.
Deconstructive postmodernism: This type of postmodernism highlights the effects of an idealistic perspective that has been influenced by language. It challenges the notions of a fixed meaning and emphasizes the importance of context and interpretation. The focus is on breaking down the binary oppositions and revealing the paradoxes and conflicts inherent in language.
Whiteheadian postmodernism: Whiteheadian postmodernism, on the other hand, emphasizes the importance of events over objects. This perspective reveals the effects of a realism that is constructed by focusing on the importance of events over objects or objects. It sees reality as a process rather than a collection of things.
Both these types of postmodernism aim to challenge traditional ways of thinking and question the notion of a universal truth. They provide different perspectives on what shapes our understanding of reality and knowledge.