Difference Between Similar Terms and Objects

Difference Between Modern and Post-Modern

Modern vs Post-Modern

“Modern” and “post-modern” were terms that were developed in the 20th century. “Modern” is the term that describes the period from the 1890s to 1945, and “post-modern” refers to the period after the Second World War, mainly after 1968.

Modern is related to logical and rational thinking whereas post-modern has denied this logical thinking. While the modern approach was theoretical, objective and analytical, the post-modern approach was subjective.

The modernist was in search of an abstract truth of life whereas the post-modernist did not believe in abstract truth or in universal truth. In modernism, there was an attempt to develop a coherent worldview. But in post-modernism, there is an attempt to remove the differences between the high and the low.

A modern thinker believes in learning from the experiences of the past and also has much trust in the text that tells about the past. On the contrary, a post-modern thinker does not have such beliefs. The post-modernist thinks that the text that tells about the past is of no use in the present times.

When a modern thinker analyses a subject by going deep into it, the post-modern thinker does not believe in in-depth analysis. A post-modern thinker bases his views on hyper-reality whereas the modern thinker only considered original works as genuine. A post-modern thinker considers morality as relative.

When considering the arts, modern and post-modern art have many differences. While modern art is based on elegance and simplicity, post-modern art is considered elaborate and decorative.

When modern philosophy is based on effect and cause, post-modern philosophy is based on chance only. When modern thinkers consider truth as objective, the post-modern thinkers consider truth as relative and socially based. It can also be seen that post-modernists involve politics in everything whereas modernists are not that political.

Summary:

1.“Modern” is the term that describes the period from the 1890s to 1945, and “post-modern” refers to the period after the Second World War, mainly after 1968.
2.While the modern approach was theoretical, objective and analytical, the post-modern approach was subjective.
3.A modern thinker believes in learning from experiences of the past and also has much trust in the text that tells about the past. On the contrary, a post-modern thinker does not have such beliefs.
4.While modern art is based on elegance and simplicity, post-modern art is considered elaborate and decorative.


Search DifferenceBetween.net :

Custom Search



1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...


Email This Post Email This Post : If you like this article or our site. Please spread the word. Share it with your friends/family.



See more about :

2 Comments

  1. This article is terrible. It it totally biased, and almost argues that Post-modern thinkers are always wrong, impractical, and have their head in the clouds.

    How about Modern thinkers are plain and boring? They lack the ability to think outside the box, and limit themselves to only basic ideas and thoughts with very little attention to detail. They try to over-simplify everything and end up being ignorant in the process.

    See? I can write biased information too.

  2. In addition to my previous comment…

    If I were to sum it up, I would say that modern thinkers are linear and post-modern thinkers are non-linear. However, to a modern thinker, a post-modern thinker seems chaotic, cluttered, and unpredictable. And to a post-modern thinker, a modern thinker seems underdeveloped, half-assed, and oversimplified.

    It is quite clear that the bias in this article is greatly in favor of Modern.

Leave a Response

Please note: comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Articles on DifferenceBetween.net are general information, and are not intended to substitute for professional advice. The information is "AS IS", "WITH ALL FAULTS". User assumes all risk of use, damage, or injury. You agree that we have no liability for any damages.


Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Finder