Violence on Campus
You’ve seen the violence on campuses: the shouting down of speakers, the physical attack on people of opposing ideologies. You’ve also probably heard that words are considered violence. Where did all of this come from? From the ideas of Postmodernism. Understanding this philosophy is key to understanding our culture at large today. We discuss this tricky term and the powerful influence its ideas have had in how we define truth, objectivity, ethics, and tolerance, and its impact on free speech. We demonstrate how the postmodernist theory of knowledge inevitably leads to violence.