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Fashionable Nonsense

Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science

By Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont
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Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont

In Fashionable Nonsense (1998), we dive into some of the problematic aspects of postmodernism, a fashionable intellectual trend in universities worldwide. Learn how inaccessible, complex language does not always translate into profound ideas, and discover how the popularity of postmodern nonsense can actually harm society.

  • Readers who want to learn more about the Sokal hoax
  • Scholars and critics of relativism and its implicit dangers
  • Students critical of postmodernism

Alan Sokal is a physics professor at New York University and the author of Beyond the Hoax.

Jean Bricmont is a professor of theoretical physics at the Université de Louvain, in Belgium. He also co-wrote Humanitarian Imperialism, with Diana Johnstone.

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