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A Day with Dr Stephen Hicks – Masterclass Series Talks

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Saturday, 16 March 2019 9am




Adult $249
Student $155

General Admission

After A Day With Dr Hicks, you will:

  • Have a deep understanding of postmodernism, a historical analysis to its morphing into 3rd generation postmodernism.
  • Learn how to best combat postmodernism and develop strategies to move forward and advance genuine civilization.
  • Learn strategies to converse with those who push postmodern agendas.
  • Strategies to move forward and develop genuine civilization.
  • You will be able to ask Dr Hicks about any topics surrounding postmodernism.


Masterclass series
Enlightenment Progress – or Postmodern Discontents
A day with Dr. Stephen Hicks
Dr Stephen Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, Illinois. With a variety of visiting positions at recognized universities, Dr Hicks has also lectured world-wide. Author of Explaining Postmodernism. “This is an important book…read it and become better armed.” Jordan Peterson


Each lecture will be followed by Q&A and discussion.


9:00 am: MC introduction
Lecture 1: “Being Human – On Identity Politics and Agency.”
Topic: Are we autonomous individuals with the capacity to shape our own thoughts, values, and actions? The most consistent postmodernists reduce the humans to a passive vehicle through which collective identities flow.  How can we respond to this identity challenge?
Lecture 2: “Knowing Ourselves and the World: Objectivity or Strong Skepticism?”
Topic: Humans have a powerful mind for grasping complex realities, but it has limitations and is fallible. Strong skeptics – the postmodernists among them – take those limitations and fallibilities to imply that only subjective narratives exist, none ultimately better than any other. How can we respond to this epistemological challenge?
Lecture 3: “Human Goodness: Facts and Values, Self and Others”
Topic: A meaningful life depends upon genuine values and their achievement, both individually and socially. Strong postmodernism replaces that possibility, portraying instead a human condition of ceaseless group conflict dominated by amoral power. How do we respond to this value challenge?
Short break
Lecture 4: “Civilization’s Institutions and Power Politics”
Topic: Liberal education seeks to cultivate the independent-mindedness, creativity, tolerance, and respect for achievement that makes possible a vital culture. Postmodernism has captured significant functions of universities and is recasting their purposes and methods. How do we respond to this institutional challenge? How do we advance genuine civilization?
Event concludes roughly 5:00 – 5:30  pm followed by signing, free photo with Dr Hicks.
Ticket price does not include catering.
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