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Fashionable nonsense : postmodern intellectuals' abuse of science

Author: Alan D Sokal; J Bricmont
Publisher: New York : Picador USA, ©1998.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan D Sokal; J Bricmont
ISBN: 0312195451 9780312195458 0312204078 9780312204075
OCLC Number: 39605994
Description: xiv, 300 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Jacques Lacan --
Julia Kristeva --
Intermezzo: epistemic relativism in the philosophy of science --
Luce Irigaray --
Bruno Latour --
Intermezzo: chaos theory and "postmodern science" --
Jean Baudrillard --
Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari --
Paul Virilio --
Gödel's theorem and set theory: some examples of abuse --
Epilogue. A. Trangressing the boundaries: toward a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity. B. Some comments on the parody. C. Transgressing the boundaries: an afterword.
Other Titles: Impostures intellectuelles.
Responsibility: Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont.
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Post-modern wannabes get their come-uppance

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-01-01) Very Good Permalink

Alan Sokal once played a very funny and telling joke on the "science studies" crowd of post-modern intellectuals. He wrote an article for one of their journals that was little more than a string of nonsensical pseudo-science. To anyone with a passing understanding of the subject, it was clearly nonsense....
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