Explain people’s thought/behavior that would be a result of the influence of postmodern thought in common terms.

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

One example of the influence of postmodernism on people's thought would be the rise of cultural relativism. Postmodernists tend to question whether there is a single set of assumptions or norms that all people should live by. So a person who views different cultural systems or beliefs as being more...

Unlock
This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial

One example of the influence of postmodernism on people's thought would be the rise of cultural relativism. Postmodernists tend to question whether there is a single set of assumptions or norms that all people should live by. So a person who views different cultural systems or beliefs as being more or less equal is embracing a view associated with postmodernism. Another postmodern perspective might be someone who questions what we are capable of knowing, even through such accepted disciplines as science or history. One example of this might be a historian who questions how we can construct narratives to explain events in the past.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team