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Intellectual Impostures.

Author: J Bricmont
Publisher: London : Profile, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked impassioned debate. Sokal and Bricmont examine the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically expose their abuse of science. This edition contains a new preface analysing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bricmont, Jean.
Intellectual Impostures.
London : Profile, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Bricmont
ISBN: 9781847657824 1847657826
OCLC Number: 763156374
Description: 1 online resource (491 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1 Introduction; 2 Jacques Lacan; 3 Julia Kristeva; 4 Intermezzo: Epistemic relativism in the philosophy of science; 5 Luce Irigaray; 6 Bruno Latour; 7 Intermezzo: Chaos theory and 'postmodern science'; 8 Jean Baudrillard; 9 Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari; 10 Paul Virilio; 11 Gödel's theorem and set theory: Some examples of abuse; 12 Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked impassioned debate. Sokal and Bricmont examine the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically expose their abuse of science. This edition contains a new preface analysing the reactions to the book and answering some of the attacks.

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