عنوان مقاله [English]
Although several studies have been accomplished in the field of post-modernism and many issues have been offered in relation to the post-modern thought and approach to current problems, events and phenomena so far, none of these studies and efforts have analyzed or criticized post-modernism and its role in producing life meaning crisis in western culture and thought. The present article, relying on Islamic teachings, is going to explain the role of post-modernism – with any interpretation and analysis – in generating life-meaning crisis. A brief look at post-modern knowledge of human being indicates that a subject such as "human being from birth to death" has preoccupied the post-modern philosophers more than anything else. In fact, subjects and items related to knowledge of human being are considered as the most significant issues in the eyes of post-modern theoreticians. Conceptualizing of the term "post-modernism" and explaining its manifesto and principles in brief, the present article evaluates and criticizes post-modern perception of human being and its role in generating life-meaning crisis. The study will come to conclude that the only way to get rid of the above-mentioned crisis is to establish the knowledge of human being on the basis of a valid, genuine and authentic world-view as well as the right, genuine and lasting beliefs.