The Resource Beyond the hoax : science, philosophy, and culture, Alan Sokal

Beyond the hoax : science, philosophy, and culture, Alan Sokal

Label
Beyond the hoax : science, philosophy, and culture
Title
Beyond the hoax
Title remainder
science, philosophy, and culture
Statement of responsibility
Alan Sokal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alan Sokal, best-known for his role in the 'Sokal Hoax', presents a selection of essays that deal with science, religion, and misinformation in public life. He argues that clear thinking, combined with a respect for evidence, are of the utmost importance to the survival of the human race in the 21st century
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sokal, Alan D.
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.S6395 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 G-167
  • Q 174.6
NLM item number
S683b 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sokal, Alan D
  • Science
  • Science
  • Evidence
  • Pseudoscience
  • Fraud in science
  • Science
  • Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Manipulation
  • Wissenschaftlichkeit
  • Wissenschaftsbewertung
  • Information
  • Science
  • Evidence
  • Pseudoscience
  • Fraud in science
Label
Beyond the hoax : science, philosophy, and culture, Alan Sokal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • pt. 1. The "Social text" affair: The parody, annotated -- Transgressing the boundaries : an afterword -- Truth, reason, objectivity, and the Left -- Science studies : less than meets the eye -- What the "Social text" affair does and does not prove --
  • pt. 2. Science and philosophy: Cognitive relativism in the philosophy of science -- Defense of a modest scientific realism --
  • pt. 3. Science and culture: Pseudoscience and postmodernism : antagonists or fellow-travelers? -- Religion, politics and survival -- Epilogue: epistemology and ethics
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxi, 465 p.
Isbn
9780199239207
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008297511
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181926017
  • (OCoLC)ocn181926017
Label
Beyond the hoax : science, philosophy, and culture, Alan Sokal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • pt. 1. The "Social text" affair: The parody, annotated -- Transgressing the boundaries : an afterword -- Truth, reason, objectivity, and the Left -- Science studies : less than meets the eye -- What the "Social text" affair does and does not prove --
  • pt. 2. Science and philosophy: Cognitive relativism in the philosophy of science -- Defense of a modest scientific realism --
  • pt. 3. Science and culture: Pseudoscience and postmodernism : antagonists or fellow-travelers? -- Religion, politics and survival -- Epilogue: epistemology and ethics
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxi, 465 p.
Isbn
9780199239207
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008297511
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181926017
  • (OCoLC)ocn181926017

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