What are the differences between modern and postmodern dramas?

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According to Anderson, W.T. The Truth About the Truth, Putnam: 1995, here are the major differences:

Modern

• rational

• scientific

• utopian, elitist, belief in universal values

• democratic

• hierarchical

• organized

• centered

• European, Western

• generalizing

• determinate

• objective

• objectivist values, masterpieces

•...

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According to Anderson, W.T. The Truth About the Truth, Putnam: 1995, here are the major differences:

Modern

• rational

• scientific

• utopian, elitist, belief in universal values

• democratic

• hierarchical

• organized

• centered

• European, Western

• generalizing

• determinate

• objective

• objectivist values, masterpieces

• formal disciplines

• purposeful, meaningful

• construction

• belief in progress

• theoretical

• analytical & synthetic

• simplicity, elegance, spartan, streamlined

• logical, scientific

• cause-effect

• linear

• harmonious, integrated

• permanence

• abstract

• communicative, prefer to be understood

• unified, coherent

• objective truth

• apolitical to occasionally political

disciplines primarily indifferent to power struggles

• reality is not anthropocentric

Postmodern

• irrational

• anti-scientific or unscientific

• populist claim, local values only

• feminist and minority hegemony

• anarchical

• non-totalized, chaotic, fragmented

• dispersed

• "multicultural"

• non-generalizing

• indeterminate

• subjective

• values determined socially and individually

• informal, undisciplined

• meaningless or purely subjective meaning

• destruction (pomos prefer the euphemism "deconstruction")

• no progress possible

• concrete, non-theorizing

• non-analytical, rhetorical, based on belief

• decoration, elaboration, convoluted, evasive

• illogical, superstitious, opinion based

• chance

• haphazard, "nonlinear"

• non-integrated

• transience

• concrete

• prefer to be arcane

• eclectic, incoherent

• truth is socially constructed

• politicizes everything

political power is of primary concern

• reality is socially constructed and anthropocentric

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