Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 February 2010

488 Pages


ISBN: 9780199561834

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Beyond the Hoax

Science, Philosophy and Culture

Alan Sokal

  • The 'Sokal Hoax' became front-page news around the world and triggered fierce and wide-ranging convtroversy - for an article that was published in a cultural-studies journal was swiftly revealed by its author, Alan Sokal, to be a cunningly worded parody of extreme postmodernist criticism of science.
  • Sokal continues to be one of the most powerful voices in the continuing debate about the status of evidence-based knowledge
  • This is an intelligent and lucidly-written examination of the role of evidence and the misuse of information, spanning science, philosophy, politics and religion
  • The book also includes a hugely illuminating annotated text of the Hoax itself, and a reflection on the furore it provoked

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