Write an authentic research paper on the Postmodernist movement. The research paper needs to address and summarize the background from which it started to the foreground of its existence, the purpose of the movement(how and why it came to be), its key figures, it's acceptance as well as criticism, its overall existence within the realm of philosophy..etc.. As far as the key figures are concerned, 6 philosophers (Derrida, Foucault, Irigaray, Lyotard, Deleuze and Guatarri) need to be addressed to a brief extent in regards to their indivdual place in the movement as well as the philosophical issues they each addressed, as well as their hallmark beliefs or arguments. You are not allowed to use any sources outside of the philosophers studied in your philosophy research paper.
Tracing the development of postmodern thought, it becomes clear that postmodernism was born from the tenets of modernism. Modernism, which occurred in the United States in the early part of the twentieth century focused on the fragmentation of art and science as a means to escape the rigid boundaries that had been imposed by Victorian thought. In many respects, it could be argued that the goal of modernism was to deconstruct the boundaries of literature, art, culture and society to create a more homogeneous discourse that represented the full scope of what humanity had to offer.As postmodernism began to take hold, the clear emphasis of this movement became deconstructing what modernists had created.