Postmodern Postures: Literature, Science and the Two Cultures Debate

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Ashgate, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 202 pages
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In 1996, physicist Alan Sokal placed a hoax article in Social Text mimicking the social constructionist view of science popular in the humanities and sparking the science wars which had rumbled throughout the 90s. This book puts the controversy into the context of earlier debates about the two cultures, between F.R. Leavis and C.P. Snow, and Mathew Arnold and T.H. Huxley.

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Acknowledgements CJfff
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LiteratureScience Methodology and the Science Wars
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Discourses of Knowledge Chaotic Order
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