Intellectual Impostures

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Philosophy & Ideas

Intellectual Impostures

Jean Bricmont, Alan Sokal

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9781847657824 (26 May 2011)
£7.99

About the book

When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked impassioned debate. Sokal and Bricmont examine the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically expose their abuse of science. This edition contains a new preface analysing the reactions to the book and answering some of the attacks.

About the author

Alan Sokal in Professor of Physics at New York University. In 1996 his infamous article 'Transgressing the boundaries: Toward a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity', parodying postmodernists' use of scientific language, was published in all seriousness by the American cultural-studies journal Social Text.Jean Bricmont is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Louvain (Belgium).

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Philosophy & Ideas