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After The Sokal Affair and Impostures Intellectuelles

Table of contents. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item 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.
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Alan Sokal

Alan Sokal, best-known for his role in the 'Sokal Hoax', here turns his attention to a new set of targets - pseudo-science, religion, and misinformation in public life. He argues that clear thinking, combined with a respect for evidence, are of th Alan Sokal is a professor of physics at New York University. Du kanske gillar. Human Compatible Stuart Russell Inbunden. Permanent Record Edward Snowden Inbunden. Lifespan David Sinclair Inbunden.

Alan Sokal is an American physicist and mathematician. He is best known for his criticism of Postmodernism , which implies strongly that the proverbial Emperor of Postmodernism may indeed have been naked all along. He came to prominence for the eponymous "Sokal Hoax"; namely, getting a pile of incoherent bilge published in the postmodernist journal Social Text. In , Sokal authored the article Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity , which was riddled with errors and nonsense obvious to everyone with an undergraduate's understanding of physics. Among other revelations, the piece posits that reality doesn't exist, that an increasing number of natural scientists were converting to postmodernist relativism , and that these developments would lead to a "liberatory science. As a result of the affair, Social Text was awarded the dubious honor of an Ig Nobel Prize in literature for "eagerly publishing research that they could not understand, that the author said was meaningless, and which claimed that reality does not exist.

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Sokal, Alan. Fashionable nonsense: postmodern intellectuals' abuse of science. / Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and.
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Sokal is best known for the Sokal affair , in which he submitted a deliberately absurd article [1] to Social Text , a critical theory journal, and was able to get it published. The book was published in French in , and in English in ; the English editions were revised for greater relevance to debates in the English-speaking world. According to some reports, the response within the humanities was "polarized". Responses from the scientific community were more supportive. The stated goal of the book is not to attack "philosophy, the humanities or the social sciences in general

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