Comment about precursors to postmodernism December 21, 2016 4:00 PM   Subscribe

There was a comment that contained a lot of useful citations to philosophers that wrote on subjects now considered "postmodern" before the actual postmodernists did. I don't remember what the thread was about, but I want to read some of those philosophers.

The comment took the point of view that postmodernism added nothing to the conversation and just rehashed these old philosophical problems with extra trolling. I recall repeated use of the template "You want to talk about _____? Read _____."
posted by LogicalDash to MetaFilter-Related at 4:00 PM (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Here are some of the people who might be mentioned in this context, if it helps you search:
Thomas Mann
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:45 PM on December 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

Peter Winch
Ian Hacking
posted by spitbull at 12:06 PM on December 24, 2016

If you're citing Winch, then probably the later Wittgenstein, as well.
posted by persona au gratin at 12:32 AM on December 26, 2016

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