Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

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JHU Press, Nov 6, 1997 - Science - 348 pages
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With the emergence of "cultural studies" and the blurring of once-clear academic boundaries, scholars are turning to Subjects far outside their traditional disciplines and areas of expertise. In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious questions about the growing criticism of science by humanists and social scientists on the "academic left." This paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the authors.

  

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Review: Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

The authors make some very good, very important points. The book, however, is not particularly well-written. It is needlessly difficult to read and is perhaps twice as long as it needs to be. The book ... Read full review

Review: Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Two smug conservatives go yah boo sucks at leftie straw men. That's not quite an accurate summary of this book, but it conjures up perfectly my feelings all the while I was reading it: revulsion at ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Paul R. Gross, former director and president of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, is University Professor of Life Sciences, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia and a visiting scholar at Harvard University. Norman Levitt is professor of mathematics at Rutgers University and the author of Grassmannians and Gauss Maps in Piecewise-Linear Topology.

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