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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Like many other scientists, I was amused by news of the prank played by the NYU mathematical physicist Alan Sokal. Late in 1994 he submitted a sham article to the cultural studies journal Social Text, in which he reviewed some current topics in physics and mathematics, and with tongue in cheek drew various cultural, philosophical and political morals that he felt would appeal to fashionable academic commentators on science who question the claims of science to objectivity.
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Alan D. Sokal (2008). Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture. Oxford University Press.
Paul Boghossian (1996). What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us. Times Literary Supplement.
Jean-Philippe Bouilloud (2003). The Reception of the Sokal Affair in France—"Pomo" Hunting or Intellectual Mccarthyism?: A Propos of Impostures Intellectuelles by A. Sokal and J. Bricmont. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (1):122-137.
Alan Sokal, Letter to Physics Today in Reply to Peter Saulson's Review of My Book Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture.
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