Before embarking on a discussion of post-modernism it should be made explicit that I do not believe that post-modernism is a cogent philosophical, artistic movement. I believe that post-modernism is a condition which has its roots in the incongruous nature of the post-war world, most importantly in the changes imposed upon society by information technology and the development of post-industrial economies. This of course implies that post-modernism is a purely first world, and probably more specifically western capitalist, phenomenon rather than a universal one. However I do believe that certain so-called post-modern conceptions of the world are important and should be taken notice of.