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Bricmont, J. (Jean)

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Most widely held works by J Bricmont
Chomsky notebook by Noam Chomsky( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noam Chomsky is as controversial as he is prolific, applying a rational, scientific approach to disciplines as diverse as linguistics, ethics, religion, and the strategy of war. Chomsky's best-known innovations involve a groundbreaking theory of generative and universal grammar, major advances in the classification of languages, and a radical reformulation of political theory and practice. In Chomsky Notebook, Norbert Hornstein (University of Maryland) and Cedric Boeckx (Harvard University) tackle Chomsky's linguistic theories; Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University) revisits Chomsky's work on freedom and truth; and Pierre Jacob (Institut Jean Nicod) analyzes his naturalism. Chomsky's contributions include an interview and essays on Edward Said and the natural world. Altogether, these works reveal the penetration of Chomsky's thought into a number of fields within and outside of academia. It is an anthology that proves the power of his rationalism
Fashionable nonsense : postmodern intellectuals' abuse of science by Alan D Sokal( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 950 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
Chance in physics : foundations and perspectives by J Bricmont( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of reviews and papers is intended to stimulate renewed reflection on the fundamental and practical aspects of probability in physics. While putting emphasis on conceptual aspects in the foundations of statistical and quantum mechanics, the book deals with the philosophy of probability in its interrelation with mathematics and physics in general. Addressing graduate students and researchers in physics and mathematics togehter with philosophers of science, the contributions avoid cumbersome technicalities in order to make the book worthwhile reading for nonspecialists and specialists alike
Impostures intellectuelles by Alan D Sokal( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des textes illustrant les mystifications physico-mathématiques d'auteurs français qui jouissent d'un grand prestige aux USA, tels que J. Lacan, J. Kristeva, L. Irigaray, B. Latour, J. Baudrillard, G. Deleuze, F. Guattari, P. Virilio. Cette satire, signée par deux physiciens, entend montrer que, derrière un jargon imposant et une érudition scientifique apparente, le roi est nu
Quantum sense and nonsense by J Bricmont( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Permeated by the author's delightful humor, this little book explains, with nearly no mathematics, the main conceptual issues associated with quantum mechanics: The issue of determinism. Does quantum mechanics signify the end of a deterministic word-view? The role of the human subject or of the "observer" in science. Since Copernicus, science has increasingly tended to dethrone Man from his formerly held special position in the Universe. But quantum mechanics, with its emphasis on the notion of observation, may once more have given a central role to the human subject. The issue of locality. Does quantum mechanics imply that instantaneous actions at a distance exist in Nature?0In these pages the author offers a variety of views and answers - bad as well as good - to these questions. The reader will be both entertained and enlightened by Jean Bricmont's clear and incisive arguments
Humanitarian imperialism : using human rights to sell war by J Bricmont( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the end of the Cold War, the idea of human rights has been made into a justification for intervention by the world's leading economic and military powers--above all, the United States--in countries that are vulnerable to their attacks. The criteria for such intervention have become more arbitrary and self-serving, and their form more destructive. Jean Bricmont's Humanitarian imperialism is both a historical account of this development and a powerful political and moral critique. It seeks to restore the critique of imperialism to its rightful place in the defense of human rights. It describes the leading role of the United States in initiating military and other interventions, but also on the obvious support given to it by European powers and NATO. Timely, topical, and rigorously argued, Jean Bricmont's book establishes a firm basis for resistance to global war with no end in sight.--Back cover
Making sense of quantum mechanics by J Bricmont( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains, in simple terms, with a minimum of mathematics, why things can appear to be in two places at the same time, why correlations between simultaneous events occurring far apart cannot be explained by local mechanisms, and why, nevertheless, the quantum theory can be understood in terms of matter in motion. No need to worry, as some people do, whether a cat can be both dead and alive, whether the moon is there when nobody looks at it, or whether quantum systems need an observer to acquire definite properties. The author's inimitable and even humorous style makes the book a pleasure to read while bringing a new clarity to many of the longstanding puzzles of quantum physics
Intellectual impostures : postmodern philosophers' abuse of science by Alan D Sokal( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it was published in France, this book shocked the philosophers of the Left Bank with its plain-speaking attack on some of France's greatest minds
À l'ombre des Lumières : débat entre un philosophe et un scientifique by Régis Debray( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and Spanish and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un dialogue exigeant sur la raison sous toutes ses formes et dans toutes ses dimensions. Quel sens attribuer aujourd'hui aux Lumières? Au positivisme, aux sciences humaines? Comment penser les révolutions de la physique, de la biologie ou des neurosciences?
Chomsky( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleganter Unsinn : wie die Denker der Postmoderne die Wissenschaften mißbrauchen by Alan D Sokal( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaftskritik - Postmoderne
Impérialisme humanitaire : droits de l'homme, droit d'ingérence, droits du plus fort? by J Bricmont( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and Dutch and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique des idéologies contemporaines qui justifient l'intervention militaire internationale dans un conflit et l'ingérence au nom de la défense des droits de l'homme et de la démocratie
Philosophie de la mécanique quantique by J Bricmont( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un exposé des concepts et des principes de la mécanique quantique dans un langage ne nécessitant pas de formation technique particulière. L'auteur montre que les problèmes que soulève la mécanique quantique ne sont pas de pures spéculations, mais qu'ils peuvent faire l'objet d'un traitement expérimental
Hidden worlds in quantum physics by Gérard Gouesbet( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its emphasis on the history and philosophical foundations of physics, this book will interest lay readers as well as students and professionals. The distinguished author discusses pioneers in the field, including Pauli, Einstein, Bohr, and de Broglie. Topics include hidden-variable and causal theories, pilot wave, and Schrd̲inger's equation
Raison contre pouvoir : la pari de Pascal by Noam Chomsky( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 61 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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams of a final theory by Steven Weinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis l'invention des religions monothéistes, l'humanité poursuit le rêve d'une théorie ultime, d'une loi unique. Un plaidoyer pour la science lourde, dont l'auteur, prix Nobel de physique en 1979, espère un jour conjurer le déclin
Les sciences et la philosophie quatorze essais de rapprochement : [rencontre, Louvain-la-Neuve, 24-25 mars 1994]( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pseudosciences et postmodernisme : adversaires ou compagnons de route? by Alan D Sokal( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La république des censeurs by J Bricmont( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fashionable nonsense : postmodern intellectuals' abuse of science
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Fashionable nonsense : postmodern intellectuals' abuse of scienceChance in physics : foundations and perspectivesHumanitarian imperialism : using human rights to sell warIntellectual impostures : postmodern philosophers' abuse of science
Alternative Names
Bricmont, J.

Bricmont, J. 1952-

Bricmont, J. (Jean)

Bricmont, Jean.

Jean Bricmont Belgian physicist

Jean Bricmont Belgisch natuurkundige

Jean Bricmont belgischer mathematischer Physiker und Essayist

Jean Bricmont belgisk fysikar

Jean Bricmont belgisk fysiker

Jean Bricmont físic belga

Jean Bricmont físico belga

Jean Bricmont theoretical physicist

Жан Брикмон

ژان بریکمون فیزیک‌دان بلژیکی

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ジャン・ブリクモン

ブリクモン, ジャン

Languages
English (107)

French (79)

Spanish (14)

German (11)

Portuguese (2)

Dutch (1)