FASHIONABLE NONSENSE: Post-Modern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

This latest volley in the ugly squabble between scientists and literary intellectuals was a sensation in France. This book began when Sokal, a professor of physics at New York University, sent a paper to Social Text, a leading journal of cultural studies. Ostensibly arguing that the theory of quantum gravitation supported postmodern critiques of science, the article was accepted and published ... Read full review

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An interesting discussion of the intellectual emptiness of postmodernism. Sokal and Bricmont are at their best when they simply quote the absurdities in question and you can gaze in wonder at the cobbling together of two completely unrelated topics with nary a justification. A bit long for what they were saying, but until you've seen several examples, you don't realize just how...dumb so much of it is. 

Review: Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

This is a book that serves its modest purpose reasonably well, but after finishing it, I was left mostly wondering whether it was a purpose that needed to be served. First, a note on context -- this ... Read full review

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