Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat.
Here he maintains that Martin Heidegger is the father of postmodern philosophy — and Friedrich Nietzsche is its grandfather. As a reaction against association with Naziism, French postmodern philosophers made an effort to derive postmodern theories from the work of Karl Marx. In virtually all variations, the central theme of postmodernism is that there are no bedrock nor central truths. Jorjani describes how his own work has been influenced by postmodern thought.
Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. He is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore we have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-jason-reza-jorjani039s-next-project and contribute generously.
(Recorded on April 6, 2018)
Published on June 16, 2018