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Timo Klingler rated it it was amazing Jul 24, This book is about postmodern relativism, pseudoscience, “alternative” medicine like homeopathyand religion.

Sokal and Bricmont set out to show how those intellectuals have used concepts from the physical sciences and mathematics incorrectly. He suggests there are plenty of scientists who have pointed out the difficulty of attacking his response.

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According to New York Review of Books editor Barbara Epsteinwho was delighted by Sokal’s hoaxwithin the humanities the response to the book was bitterly divided, with some delighted and some enraged; [3] in some reading groupsreaction was polarized between impassioned supporters and equally impassioned opponents of Sokal. They argue that this view is held by a number of people, including people who the authors label “postmodernists” and the Strong Programme in the sociology of science, and that it is illogical, impractical, and dangerous.

He works in statistical mechanics and combinatorics. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. James Friedman rated it it was amazing Sep 05, And that’s what irritates Sokal, too.

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Retrieved from ” https: Very funny and important. Craig rated it it was amazing May 23, Retrieved March 5, Tristana rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rather, they aim to draw attention to the abuse of concepts from mathematics and physics, subjects they’ve devoted their careers to studying and teaching.

They also suggest that, in criticising Irigaray, Sokal and Bricmont sometimes go beyond their area of expertise in the sciences and simply express a differing position on gender politics.

Más allá de las imposturas intelectuales by Alan Sokal (5 star ratings)

As one of my housemates pointed out to me, it’s everything I hate, in one book! They pick and choose where to use science itself, keeping it away from whatever indefensible pet theories they have be it aliens or gods. The stated goal of the book is not to attack “philosophy, the humanities or the social sciences in general InSokal revisited the Sokal affair and its implications in Beyond the Hoax.

Sokal followed up by co-authoring the book Impostures Intellectuelles with Jean Bricmont in published in English, a year later, as Fashionable Nonsense. Several scientists have expressed similar sentiments. But a philosopher who is caught equating the erectile organ to the square root of minus one has, for my money, blown his credentials when it comes to things that I don’t know anything about.

Print Hardcover and Paperback. Two Millennia of Mathematics: To the general public he is best known for his criticism of postmodernism, resulting in the Sokal affair in Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science Cover of the first edition. Probably no one concerned with postmodernism has remained unaware of it. Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science French: Boyan Vassilev rated it it was amazing Nov 07, Elvis rated it it was amazing Jan 25, He then writes of his hope jntelectuales in ontelectuales future this work is pursued more seriously and with dignity at the level of the issues involved.


Fink says that “Lacan could easily assume that his faithful seminar public Sokal does a good job of laying out this argument for science, in a careful way that is just as intelecfuales as one should be.

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Sokal and Bricmont define abuse of mathematics and physics as:. Richard Dawkinsin a review of this book, said regarding the discussion of Lacan: Sokal received his B.

People have imposturad bitterly divided. London Review of Books.

After intelecttuales, if there is no right way of knowing, and science is just one opinion among many – well, who’s to say universal health care would help people? The book has been criticized by post-modern philosophers and by scholars with some interest in continental philosophy. Jerilyn rated impostjras it was amazing Aug 25, Noam Chomsky called the book “very important” and said that “a lot of the so-called ‘left’ criticism [of science] seems to be pure nonsense”.

Their aim is “not to criticize the left, but to help defend it from a trendy segment of itself. He also co-authored a book on quantum triviality. Bruce Fink offers a critique in his book Lacan to ijposturas Letterwhere he accuses Sokal and Bricmont of demanding that “serious writing” do nothing other than “convey clear meanings”.