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Philosophy/Bergson/Bricmont/Sokal: RussellVsBergson: (B. Russell, Philosophie des Abendlandes, Frankfurt/M. 1950, p. 663f): One of the negative effects of an anti-mind philosophy like Bergson's is that it finds a particularly favourable breeding ground in errors and confused views of intellect. ... Bergson's writings contain numerous references to mathematics and the natural sciences, which in the eyes of an unbiased reader may give particular weight to his philosophy. ... In his interpretation of mathematics, however, he has deliberately given preference to traditional errors over the more modern views that have prevailed among mathematicians in the last eighty years.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bergs I
Henri Bergson
Durée et Simultanéité. À propos de la théorie d’Einstein, Paris 1922
German Edition:
Dauer und Gleichzeitigkeit: Über Einsteins Relativitätstheorie Hamburg 2014

Sokal I
Alan Sokal
Jean Bricmont
Fashionabel Nonsense. Postmodern Intellectuals Abuse of Science, New York 1998
German Edition:
Eleganter Unsinn. Wie die Denker der Postmoderne die Wissenschaften missbrauchen München 1999

Sokal II
Alan Sokal
Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science New York 1999


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