Religion, Modernism and Postmodernism: Study on Jean Baudrillard’s Philosophy

  • H. Husni Darussalam Institute for Islamic Studies (IAID), Ciamis, Jawa Barat, INDONESIA
  • Tanto Al Jauhari Tantowie Darussalam Institute for Islamic Studies (IAID), Ciamis, Jawa Barat, INDONESIA

Abstract

Whether we realize it or not, postmodernism has drawn attention from many circles. Its appearance not only jerked art and literary critics—indeed from that region the seeds of postmodernism began its appearance. Postmodernism also disturbs philosophers, sociologists, economists, activists and religious leaders. The beat brought by postmodernism was so loud, radical and revolutionary, that the pro and contra were loudly voicing their support and rejection. Postmodernism which was born not in the spatiotemporal context (space and time) which was vacuum—but departed from and carried out its own historical mission—was a response to the spread of modernity pathology, which some of the paradigms underwent anomalies. Modernism with its distinctive character: rational, strict, serious, systematic and orderly, this is the dominant discourse that fills the historical discourse of 18th century Western philosophy until now. The spirit of emancipation, optimism and heroism in facing the situation of the times seemed to be the only response to the historical project of modernism. Whereas there are various values, beliefs, realities and social practices that turn out to deviate from the rationality of the modern era. The French poet Charles Baudelaire, for example, was one of the readers of modernism in this way. This way of reading as represented by Baudelaire is now starting to reveal the paradox of modernity. Minority voices of modernism: subcultures, hippies, radical young people, alienated communities, third world, environmental movements, feminists, match culture began to sue modernism's vanity which was considered to fail in completing the Enlightenment heroism project to build a better future

Published
2018-10-07
How to Cite
Husni, H., & Tantowie, T. (2018). Religion, Modernism and Postmodernism: Study on Jean Baudrillard’s Philosophy. International Journal of Religious Studies, 5(2). Retrieved from http://fssh-journal.org/index.php/jrs/article/view/23