Intellectual Impostures (Ebook)

Jean Bricmont, Alan Sokal

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.

Publication date: 26/05/2011


ISBN: 9781847657824

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B005OA3I8C

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Philosophy & Ideas

Jean Bricmont

Jean Bricmont

Jean Bricmont is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Louvain.

Alan Sokal

Alan Sokal

Alan Sokal is Professor of Physics at the University of New York. In 1996 his infamous article 'Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity' parodying post-modernists' use of scientific terminology was published by the American journal Social Text in all seriousness.