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    DescriptionWhen Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked vicious 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.

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    Intellectual Impostures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Sokal, By (author) Jean Bricmont
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781861976314
    ISBN 10: 1861976313

    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.0T
    BIC subject category V2: KC, KF, HPC, KJB
    DC22: 194
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Economist Books
    Publication date
    03 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Alan Sokal is Professor of Physics at New York University. In 1996 his infamous article 'Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity' which parodied postmodernists use of scientific language was published in all seriousness by the American cultural journal Social Text, thus becoming one of the great academic hoaxes of all time. Jean Bricmont is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Louvin in Belgium.
    Review quote
    'A splendid book.' Richard Dawkins, Nature 'A delicious revelation that even the perpetrators of postmodern philosophy often have no idea what they're saying.' The Observer 'The exposure of ignorance, pomposity and pseudo-science in this book are truly breathtaking.' Sunday Telegraph 'A forensic examination of sackloads of ordure from the postmodern stable.' Financial Times