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Sokal, Alan D. 1955-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 221 publications in 13 languages and 5,133 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Publishing director, Performer
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works by Alan D Sokal
Fashionable nonsense : postmodern intellectuals' abuse of science by Alan D Sokal( Book )

88 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1996, Alan Sokal Published an Essay in the hip intellectual magazine Social Text parodying the scientific but impenetrable lingo of contemporary theorists. On the heels of the fierce academic debate that followed the hoax, Sokal teams up with Jean Bricmont to expose the abuse of scientific concepts in the writings of today's most fashionable postmodern thinkers. From Jacques Lacan and Julia Kristeva to Luce Irigaray and Jean Baudrillard, the authors document the errors made by some postmodernists using science to bolster their arguments and theories. Witty and closely reasoned, Fashionable Nonsense dispels the notion that scientific theories are mere "narratives" or social constructions, and explores the abilities and the limits of science to describe the conditions of existence. Book jacket."--Jacket
The Sokal hoax : the sham that shook the academy( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Med udgangspunkt i fysikeren Alan D. Sokals videnskabelige nonsens-artikel i det amerikanske tidsskrift Social text (Spring/Summer 1996) er her samlet et udvalg af artikler fra aviser og tidsskrifter
Beyond the hoax : science, philosophy, and culture by Alan D Sokal( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Sokal, best-known for his role in the 'Sokal Hoax', presents a selection of essays that deal with science, religion, and misinformation in public life. He argues that clear thinking, combined with a respect for evidence, are of the utmost importance to the survival of the human race in the 21st century
Random walks, critical phenomena, and triviality in quantum field theory by Roberto Fernández( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of this book is equilibrium statistical mechanics, in particular the theory of critical phenomena, and quantum field theory. The central theme is the use of random-walk representations as a tool to derive correlation inequalities. The consequences of these inequalities for critical-exponent theory and the triviality question in quantum field theory are expounded in detail. The book contains some previously unpublished results. It addresses both the researcher and the graduate student in modern statistical mechanics and quantum field theory
Pseudosciences et postmodernisme : adversaires ou compagnons de route? by Alan D Sokal( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imposturas intelectuales by Alan D Sokal( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhi shi de pian ju by Alan D Sokal( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Más allá de las imposturas intelectuales ciencia, filosofía y cultura by Alan D Sokal( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impostures intel·lectuals by Alan D Sokal( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Catalan and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectueel bedrog : postmodernisme, wetenschap en antiwetenschap by Alan D Sokal( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chi no giman : Posutomodan shisō ni okeru kagaku no ran'yō by Alan D Sokal( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monte Carlo methods in statistical mechanics : foundations and new algorithms by Alan D Sokal( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prodiges et vertiges de l'analogie : De l'abus de belles-lettres dans la pensée by Jacques Bouveresse( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective-mode Monte Carlo methods and the study of two-dimensional nonlinear sigma-models by Tereza Mendes( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monte Carlo simulation of lattice field theory is a key tool for the study of nonperturbative phenomena in quantum field theories, such as quark confinement in quantum chromodynamics (QCD), etc. Very similar issues arise in two-dimensional nonlinear $\sigma$-models, which share with four-dimensional nonabelian gauge theories the property of perturbative asymptotic freedom. The key question in both classes of theories is whether asymptotic freedom holds nonperturbatively
Etudes on 1/N by Andrei Olegovich Starinets( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third problem, monotonicity and other properties of the canonical c-function in some holographic duals of 4-d quantum field theories are investigated. The canonical c-function and its derivatives are related to the 5-d Green's function of the dual supergravity theory
"Suoka'er shi jian" yu ke xue da zhan : hou xian dai shi ye zhong de ke xue yu ren wen de chong tu( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odgovor uredništvu Social texta by Alan D Sokal( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Slovenian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imposturas intelectuales by Alan D Sokal( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eksperimenti fizika z znanostmi o kulturi by Alan D Sokal( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Slovenian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fashionable nonsense : postmodern intellectuals' abuse of science
Alternative Names
Alan David Sokal amerykański fizyk, filozof i matematyk

Alan Sokal Amerikaans wiskundige

Alan Sokal amerikansk fysiker och matematiker

Alan Sokal amerikansk fysiker og matematiker

Alan Sokal fisico statunitense

Alan Sokal physicien américain

Alan Sokal US-amerikanischer Physiker

Sokal, A. D

Sokal, Alan.

Sokal Alan 1955-...

Sokal, Alan D.

Алън Сокал

Сокал, Алан

אלן סוקל

אלן סוקל פיזיקאי אמריקאי

الان سوكال

آلن سوکال ریاضی‌دان و فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

소칼, 앨런 D

앨런 소칼

アラン・ソーカル

ソーカル, アラン

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The Sokal hoax : the sham that shook the academyBeyond the hoax : science, philosophy, and cultureMás allá de las imposturas intelectuales ciencia, filosofía y culturaProdiges et vertiges de l'analogie : De l'abus de belles-lettres dans la penséeThe Sokal hoax : the sham that shook the academy