How postmodernists use language as a weapon by Stephen Hicks

off topic, but important

For the postmodernist, language cannot be cognitive because it does not connect to reality, whether to an external nature or an underlying self. Language is not about being aware of the world, or about distinguishing the true from the false, or even about argument in the traditional sense of validity, soundness, and probability. Accordingly, postmodernism recasts the nature of rhetoric: Rhetoric is persuasion in the absence of cognition

http://churchandstate.org.uk/2017/12/how-postmodernists-use-language-as-a-weapon/

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