Beyond the Hoax

The story became front-page news around the world and triggered fierce and wide-ranging controversy. Sokal is one of the most powerful voices in the continuing debate about the status of evidence-based knowledge.

Beyond the Hoax

Beyond the Hoax

In 1996, Alan Sokal, a Professor of Physics at New York University, wrote a paper for the cultural-studies journal Social Text, entitled 'Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity'. It was reviewed, accepted and published. Sokal immediately confessed that the whole article was a hoax - a cunningly worded paper designed to expose and parody the style of extreme postmodernist criticism of science. The story became front-page news around the world and triggered fierce and wide-ranging controversy. Sokal is one of the most powerful voices in the continuing debate about the status of evidence-based knowledge. In Beyond the Hoax he turns his attention to a new set of targets - pseudo-science, religion, and misinformation in public life. 'Whether my targets are the postmodernists of the left, the fundamentalists of the right, or the muddle-headed of all political and apolitical stripes, the bottom line is that clear thinking, combined with a respect for evidence, are of the utmost importance to the survival of the human race in the twenty-first century.' The book also includes a hugely illuminating annotated text of the Hoax itself, and a reflection on the furore it provoked.

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Beyond the Hoax
Language: un
Pages: 488
Authors: Alan Sokal
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-11 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Language: un
Pages: 271
Authors: Alan D. Sokal
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Climate of Corruption
Language: un
Pages: 298
Authors: Larry Bell
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

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Authors: Larry Bell
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Hoax
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Pages: 310
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Categories: Impostors and imposture
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