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World View of the Week – Modernism

April 22, 2009

The first WVotW I’ll be looking at is Modernism.

Paraphrasing Birkett, Modernism involves the confidence that humans are able to use reason to create meaning and significance for themselves. Things can be known for certain if you get the foundation right. Science is championed, truth is static and the supernatural is rejected.ModerismBirkett identifies Lord Beckett in Pirates of the Caribean, Grisson on CSI and the Jodie Foster character in Contact as embodying the modernist view. Let’s see if I can find other examples and feel free to post your own.

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One comment

  1. please do elaborate



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