Identity & Pluralism: The Values of Postmodernism
How does one fare in a world marked by rapid and profound transformations? How does one build a firm and credible identity in a context of uncertainty and cultural pluralism? The transition of society from traditional, to modern, to postmodern is marked by a new definition of the concepts of truth and authority, which are now understood to mean mean freedom of choice for every person. Therefore, from this perspective, such a change in values primarily means a change in the instruments of legitimization of the values themselves, moving from a credibility indisputably attributable to exclusive tradition and authority to a sort of toned-down credibility based on the multiplicity of choices available to individuals; it is also a recalibration of the scale of values, keeping in mind the goal of self-fulfillment and well-being for the individual.