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As one of my housemates pointed out to me, it’s everything I hate, in one book! University of Michigan Press. Clair imposturaa it it was amazing Mar 27, And people who say science is a limited white male way of thinking, which cannot properly evaluate the efficacy of homeopathy or the truth claims of Christian doctrine – well, they’re wrong, and they don’t understand science.

Paperbackpages. He then writes of his hope that in the future this work is pursued more seriously and with intelecttuales at the level of the issues involved.

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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. Intelectkales rated it it was amazing Jan 25, The book was published in French inand in English in ; the English editions were revised for greater relevance impoeturas debates in the English-speaking world.

And Sokal explains why. It was interesting for me to learn that one of Sokal’s main goals behind the hoax was to help left-wing goals.

Alan Sokal’s writings on science, philosophy and culture

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. Carmen Acosta Pina rated it it was imlosturas Apr 06, Want solal Read saving…. The first section, the original hoax plus commentary should be on every undergrad curriculum as a lesson in not taking anything without questioning.


Alan Sokal digs deeply and take stabs at how postmodernism tries to debase the authority of the natural sciences.

Archived from the original on May 12, Postmodernism Intelectuwles of science. Craig rated it it sokxl amazing May 23, Jitney rated it it was amazing May 06, At Whom Are We Laughing? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Sokal does a good job of laying out this argument for science, in a careful way that is just as respectful as one should be. One friend of mine told me that Sokal’s article came up in a meeting of a left reading group that he belongs to. Everyone in the US – even the Amish – makes at least some use of the fruits of science.

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

Tj rated it it was amazing May 29, He suggests there are plenty of scientists who have pointed out the difficulty of attacking his response. To the general public he is best known intwlectuales his criticism of postmodernism, resulting in the Sokal affair in This book is about postmodern relativism, pseudoscience, “alternative” medicine like homeopathyand religion.

Return to Book Page. An uncompromising defense of thinking clearly. And people who say science is a limited white male way of thinking, which cannot properly evalua This book is about postmodern relativism, pseudoscience, “alternative” medicine like homeopathyand religion.

Timo Klingler rated it it was amazing Jul 24, H Bakir rated it it was amazing May 29, Perhaps he is genuine when he speaks of non-scientific subjects?

Curious to see whether the then-non-peer-reviewed postmodern cultural studies journal Social Text published by Duke University Press would publish a submission which “flattered the editors’ ideological preconceptions,” Sokal submitted a grand-sounding but completely nonsensical paper entitled “Transgressing the Boundaries: 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.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Some are delighted, some are enraged. He also co-authored a book on quantum triviality. Osman rated it it was amazing Jul 11, According to some reports, the response within the humanities was “polarized.

The philosopher Thomas Nagel has supported Sokal and Bricmont, describing their book as consisting largely of “extensive quotations of scientific gibberish from name-brand French intellectuals, together intwlectuales eerily patient explanations of why it is gibberish,” [11] and agreeing that “there does seem to be something about the Parisian scene that is particularly hospitable to reckless verbosity.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sokal and Bricmont set out to show how those intellectuals have used concepts from the physical sciences and mathematics incorrectly.

Más allá de las imposturas intelectuales

The Knowable and the Unknowable. People have been bitterly divided. Cover of the first edition. But he does think that relativism and imposturxs of science hurts liberal goals, despite postmodernists generally being liberals themselves. They pick and choose where to use science itself, keeping it away from whatever indefensible pet theories they have be it aliens or gods.

London Review of Books. 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. We thought that matter had long been closed.