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The Knowable and the Unknowable. From Archimedes to Gauss. His interests include computational physics and algorithms, such as Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms for problems in statistical physics. Russell Auld rated it it was amazing Dec 16, 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.

And Sokal explains why. This book is about postmodern relativism, pseudoscience, “alternative” medicine like homeopathyand religion. Sokal received his B. As one of my housemates pointed out to me, it’s everything I hate, in one book!

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However, with regard to the second sense, which Plotnisky describes by stating that “all imaginary and complex numbers are, by definition, irrational,” [24] mathematicians agree with Sokal and Bricmont in not taking complex numbers as irrational. Everyone in the US – even the Amish – makes at least some use of the fruits of science. InSokal revisited the Sokal affair and its implications in Beyond the Hoax. They pick and choose where to use science itself, keeping it sokkal from whatever indefensible pet theories they have be it aliens or gods.

Alan Sokal Jean Bricmont. Very funny and important.


Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science French: He also co-authored a book on quantum triviality. Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science Cover of intelfctuales first edition.

We thought that matter had long been closed. Or that there were ever actually slaves in the US?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And that’s what irritates Sokal, too.

Marcos rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Event occurs at 3: Gethyn Dylan Jones rated it it was amazing Nov 01, He suggests there are plenty of scientists who have pointed out the difficulty of attacking his response. Probably no one concerned with postmodernism has remained unaware of it.

The book accuses other academics of using scientific and mathematical terms incorrectly and criticizes proponents of the strong program for denying the value of truth.

Sokal and Bricmont claim that they do not intend to analyze postmodernist thought in general. One friend of mine told me that Sokal’s article came up in a meeting of a left reading group that he belongs to. The discussion became polarized between impassioned supporters and equally impassioned opponents of Sokal [ Tj rated it it was amazing May 29, This latter point has been disputed by Arkady Plotnitsky one of the authors mentioned by Sokal in his original hoax.

Jerilyn rated it it was amazing Aug 25, They also suggest that, in criticising Irigaray, Sokal and Bricmont sometimes go beyond their area of expertise in the sciences impksturas simply express a differing position on gender politics.

At Whom Are We Laughing? It was interesting for me to learn intelextuales one of Sokal’s main goals behind the hoax was to help left-wing goals.

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Print Hardcover and Paperback. H Bakir rated it it was amazing May 29, Elvis rated it it was amazing Jan 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The book gives a chapter to each of the above-mentioned authors, “the tip of the iceberg” of a group intelectiales intellectual practices that can be described as “mystification, deliberately obscure language, confused thinking and the misuse of scientific concepts.


That is, name-calling and denigration are not used, but no silly idea is spared skewering, even those claiming the “religion” exemption. London Review of Books. Sokal followed up imposturaa co-authoring the book Impostures Intellectuelles with Jean Bricmont in published in English, a year later, as Fashionable Nonsense.

An uncompromising defense of thinking clearly. He wasn’t particularly worried about postmodernism in academia – it’s silly, and hurts the humanities, but wasn’t actually threatening science. Sokal is best known for the Sokal Affairin which he submitted a deliberately absurd article [1] to Social Texta critical theory journal, and was able to get it published. Sokal does a good job of laying out this argument intflectuales science, in a careful way that is just as respectful as one should be.

But he does think that relativism and denigration of science hurts liberal goals, despite postmodernists generally being liberals themselves. Retrieved 25 June Archived from the original on May 12, 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”.