Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Simon Blackburn on the Sokal Scandal

The Australian have run a piece about the 1996 Sokal scandal by Simon Blackburn, a professor of philosophy from Cambridge, taken from his book How to Read Hume.

Misadventures in the quest for scientific truth

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that people on the "right" in the USA culture wars, who otherwise support the work of Sokal, do not have much to say about the systematic war against scientific fact and truth being waged by the Bush administration against those who promote science in defense of the real public interest re health and safety and envoronmental issues.

leany said...

In this blog we have explored what is understood about the concept of giving and receiving forgiveness. The Imus story offers an additional opportunity for us to explore what is meant by the concept of being 'born again' and the implications of being born again on how one seeks to provide 'justice' in a modern society.
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