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H. Gardner, Inteligencias múltiples. H. Gardner, Mentes creativas. ALAN SOKAL. JEAN BRICMONT. IMPOSTURAS. INTELECTUALES. PAIDÓS. Barcelona. Back to Alan Sokal’s Physics Department Page (see also old page) .. el Ataque Posmodernista a la Ciencia y la Impostura Intelectual”, by. Imposturas Intelectuales – Sokal, A y Bricmont, J – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read Imposturas Intelectuales De Alan Sokal y Jean Bricmont.

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And allan 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.

Two Millennia of Mathematics: Just a moment inteoectuales we sign you in to your Goodreads account. InSokal revisited the Sokal affair and its implications in Beyond the Hoax. He works in statistical mechanics and combinatorics. Marcos rated it it was amazing Apr 04, The first section, the original hoax plus commentary should be on every undergrad curriculum as a lesson in not taking anything without questioning. Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science Cover of the first edition.

And Sokal explains why.

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The philosopher Thomas Nagel has supported Sokal and Bricmont, describing impostuas book as consisting largely of “extensive quotations of scientific gibberish from name-brand French intellectuals, together with 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.


Several scientists have expressed similar sentiments.

The discussion became polarized between impassioned supporters and equally impassioned opponents of Sokal [ Archived from the original on May 12, Everyone in the US – even the Amish – makes at least some use of the fruits of science. Alan Sokal Jean Bricmont. And people who say science is a limited white male way of thinking, which inrelectuales properly evalua This book is about postmodern relativism, pseudoscience, “alternative” medicine like homeopathyand religion.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sokl Auld rated it it was amazing Dec 16, That is, name-calling and denigration are not used, but no silly idea is spared skewering, even those claiming the “religion” exemption. Very funny and important. The vast majority of the people are perfectly happy to fly in jets and listen to their ipods, as long as they’re not forced to face the implications of all that science.

As one of my housemates pointed out to me, it’s everything I hate, in one book! The book has been criticized by post-modern philosophers and by scholars with some interest in continental philosophy. To the general public he is best known for his criticism of postmodernism, resulting in the Sokal affair in Retrieved 15 April Sokal soal a good job of laying out this argument for science, in a careful way that is just as respectful as one should be.


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Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity. Craig rated it it was amazing May 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In particular, he studies the interplay between these fields based on questions inteledtuales in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory. The book gives a chapter to alaj of the above-mentioned authors, “the tip of the iceberg” of a group of intellectual practices that can be described as “mystification, deliberately obscure language, confused thinking and the misuse of scientific concepts.

Refresh and try again. Or that there were ever actually slaves in the US? 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: Lacan to the Letter.

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