Dynamics of life, makes me constantly thinking about the present and future. In fact, all immense changes in recent times (whether good or bad), and a purely philosophical context, run the basic understanding of two distinct times – Modernity and post-Modernity.
Postmodernity, in the literal sense, means an evolution after modernity. It is actually a broader term that is used in several fields such as philosophy, art, music and critical theory. Postmodernity serves as a striking contradiction, concerning all classical foundations of philosophy in critical theory and philosophy. Many see postmodernity as a continuation, or rather, an extension of modernity. It shows on the important role of language, the power relations and the motivations, openly attacking the views of former and fixed classifications such as men versus women, white versus black and the imperial versus colonial.
In a short philosophyc view, we can say that Modernity is a general concept for a wide variety of cultural movements, whereas post Modernism is used, in a larger sense, to refer to the activities from 20th-21th centuries (‘hipermodenity’, according to the perspective of Gilles Lipovetsky ),that exhibit awareness of interpretating the rational age.
Using rational and logical means to gain knowledge, that was the base for modernism; but then post modernism rejected the application of logical and rational thinking. The post modern time, i mean the rational, logical and scientific thinking, was based on unscientific and irrational thought process [as a clear reaction to modernity]. Modernism, or Modernity, had an objective, theoretical and analytical approach, whereas the post modern approach was subjective and much more individualist.
The post Modern thought lacked the analytical nature, and its thoughts were flamboyant and completely based on simple belief. The basic difference between Modernity and post Modernity is that modernist thinking, wants finding about searching for an abstract truth of life, but post modernist thinking, just trusts that there is no universal or abstract truth (trans-historic meta-narratives)!