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Daniel Bonevac

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Shared November 25, 2013

Lecture 35, Postmodernism, of UGS 303, Ideas of the Twentieth Century, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2013


how refreshing to have a  professor who is so passionate and engaged with the subject matter...these students are lucky. 

5 years ago | [YT] | 343


Very enjoyable lecture - some oil needed on one of the chairs though!

5 years ago | [YT] | 395


Who's the clown in the audience making all the honking noises?

5 years ago | [YT] | 225


I'm so interested in postmodernism so I took a course in it a year ago. Watching this 45 minute lecture while laying in bed sipping my morning coffee and taking notes made me realize that that course was a waste of time and energy lol. Amazing lecture, very clear and well prepared. Thank you for sharing it with us.

5 years ago | [YT] | 246


Talk about hand gestures. This guy gets a workout in a lecture.

5 years ago | [YT] | 105

Geoff Eberle

One of the most comprehensive Post-Modern lectures I've watched - Well Done! :D

5 years ago | [YT] | 43


Is Vaporwave post modernism or a deconstruction of post modernism? (weirdly enough, I'm not asking this ironically)

3 years ago (edited) | [YT] | 50


"No truths are absolute," would appear to be an absolute statement about truth. If there is no truth (about for example the way the world is), why speak about the world at all? Just celebration perhaps? Why assert and contest any statement if there is no truth to approximate? On the contrary, some descriptions of the way the world is, are more accurate and more robust than others. Thus compare the following accounts of what happened in Germany under Nazi rule: (α) ‘the country was depopulated’; (β) ‘millions of people died’; (γ) ‘millions of people were killed’; (δ)‘millions of people were massacred’. All four statements are true.But (δ) is not only the most evaluative," See The Possibility of Naturalism, 3rd edition, Bhaskar 1979 (1998) p.65.

4 years ago | [YT] | 66

Simi Bella

Your videos really make concepts easy to understand. Thank you.

5 years ago | [YT] | 61

Nick Hiebert

When Daniel asked the question if there was anything that could get between you and yourself, I immediately thought consciousness itself. The structure of your mind is not significantly different if consciousness is absent for whatever reason. The parts of your mind that govern language, imagination, or abstraction could be firing on all pistons, but without a conscious awareness to make contact with that activity, it's just dark. Is that not a barrier between you and yourself? Well, I guess that hinges on whether or not you can be defined as yourself in the absence of consciousness, which is surely debatable, of course.

3 years ago | [YT] | 17


now I really wish I had visited philosophy courses in university - especially with a teacher like you. enjoyed every second of it, keep up the good work!

6 years ago | [YT] | 12

Musa Mohannad

Damn, if everyone had profs like this, the college graduation rate would definitely be higher than90%

4 years ago | [YT] | 9

Kalle Balle

You are an outstanding lecturer, sir. Wish I had you as my professor during my University years.

6 years ago | [YT] | 19

Baroque Revolt

your lectures are such a huge blessing for me. thanks prof!!

5 years ago | [YT] | 19

Tara Heth

Great lecture, very cool Professor!!

5 years ago | [YT] | 26

Ha Kou

The chairs...

5 years ago | [YT] | 23


Rodion Romonavitch though he was Napoleon haha! The killer of the old pawn broker and my beloved Lizaevta.

4 years ago | [YT] | 10

Imene Boulhaia

I wish I was your student

5 years ago | [YT] | 11


The definition of post-modernism wasn't unintelligible at all. At school, we had a word for it: "Mindf*cking"

4 years ago | [YT] | 4

Hugo Wang

Daniel, your lecture been really helpful for me understanding postmodernism. Thank you!

5 years ago | [YT] | 2