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Intellectual Impostures (Paperback)

by Alan Sokal

The Life and Afterlife of Literary Theory: A Syllabus 18

In 1996, NYU physics professor Alan Sokal tricked the preeminent journal of postmodern thought into publishing his article, "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity." The piece was pure gibberish.