Dictionary of Arguments

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I 30
Postmodernism/Sokal/Bricmont: we criticize the use of scientific terms by authors who have not understood the scientific meaning of these terms themselves.
VsSokal/VsBricmont: We have been accused that the authors critizised by us as "postmodern", (Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Félix Guattari, Luce Irigaray, Jacques Lacan, Bruno Latour, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Michel Serres and Paul Virilio) are not postmodern at all.
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I 31
SokalVsVs/BricmontVsVs: the idea that there is a certain "postmodern" school is less widespread in France than in the English-speaking world. It is really about the underlying irrationalism.
VsSokal/VsBricmont: people have asked why we do not criticise other authors such as Penrose, Haewking, Hume, La Mettrie, D' Holbach, Helvetius, Condillac, Comte, Durkheim, Pareto, Engels and many others.
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I 32
SokalVsVs/BricmontVsVs: All of these authors have mistakes in their works, but we were not interested in proving individual mistakes, but in criticizing the attitude of bringing famous sources into play.


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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.

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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