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A. Sokal, J. Bricmont - Fashionable Nonsense

A. Sokal, J. Bricmont - Fashionable Nonsense

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“A thoroughly hilarious romp through the postmodernist academy.
 Fashionable Nonsense
delivers the perfect coup de grace.”
 — B
arbara
E
hrenreich
,
author
 
o
 
 Blood Rites
 
and
 
The Snarling Citizen
FASHIONABLE NONSENSE
POSTMODERN INTELLECTUALS’ ABUSE
o
SCIENCE
 
Additional praise for
Fashionable Nonsense 
“Sokal is trying to stake out a territory free from the political claims of culture.” Edward Rothstein,
 The New York Times
“The modem sciences are among the most remarkable of human achievements and cultural treasures. Like others, they merit—and rewardrespectful and scrupulous engagement. Sokal and Bricmont show how easily suchtruisms can recede from view, and how harmful the consequences can be forintellectual life and human affairs. They also provide a thoughtful and constructive critical analysis of fundamental issues of empirical inquiry. It is atimely and substantial contribution." Noam Chomsky“A brilliant and entertaining book...
Fashionable Nonsense
exposes thefraud.” — 
 The Advocate
“A debut that promises to be [the debate’s] most explosive incarnation yet.” —Kristina Zarlengo,
Salon Magazine
“Sheer chutzpah and cleverness .. .The book is a sobering catalog of idiociesby some of those claimed to be the best thinkers of our times.. .1 recommendthis book.” Russell Jacoby,
Los Angeles Weekly
“[An] important and well-documented book...Every passage is followed bythe authors’ often humorous debunking of the writers’ garbled science andobscure language. Its good reading.” — 
Raleigh News-Observer
“Their book has come like a breath of fresh air.” John Weightman,
 The Hudson Review
“An in-depth examination." — 
Rolling Stone
“Hilarious.. .What can be more irresistible than the opportunity to take somepompous, widely respected intellectual and knock him flat on his ass byexposing him as an idiot?” Fred Moody,
Seattle Weekly
“[An] audacious debunking...The authors’ fervor and the precision of theirwriting makes this a most engaging read.”
—Publishers Weekly
“What they reveal is scandalous.. .true hilarity.. .The physicists aren’t stagingsome sort of anti-theoretical pogrom; they’re just standing up for rationality." —Glenn Dixon,
Washington City Paper
“This is a valuable and well-argued document in one of the key philosophical debates of our time.”
Kirkus Reviews
 
Also by Alan Sokal
Random Walks, Critical Phenomena,
 
and Triviality in Quantum Field Theory 
 
(with Roberto Fernandez and Jiirg Frolich)

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