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Profile: Alan Sokal (American University in Cairo)
  1. Alan D. Sokal, Department of Physics.
    The author is a Professor of Physics at New York University. In the summers of 1986{88 he taught mathematics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua. He is co-author with Roberto Fernandez and Jurg Frohlich of Random Walks, Critical Phenomena, and Triviality in Quantum Field Theory (Springer, 1992), and co-author with Jean Bricmont of the forthcoming Les impostures scientiques des philosophes (post-)modernes.
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  2. Alan D. Sokal (2008). Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture. Oxford University Press.
    In 1996, Alan Sokal, a Professor of Physics at New York University, wrote a paper for the cultural-studies journal Social Text, entitled: 'Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity'. It was reviewed, accepted and published. Sokal immediately confessed that the whole article was a hoax - a cunningly worded paper designed to expose and parody the style of extreme postmodernist criticism of science. The story became front-page news around the world and triggered fierce and wide-ranging controversy. -/- (...)
     
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  3. Alan D. Sokal (2003). Who Rules in Science?(Book). Science and Society 67 (1):111.
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  4. Jean Bricmont & Alan D. Sokal (2000). Authors' Response [to David Turnbull, Henry Krips, Val Dusek and Steve Fuller]. Metascience 9 (3):372-395.
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  5. Alan D. Sokal (1999/2003). Intellectual Impostures: Postmodern Philosophers' Abuse of Science. Profile Books.
  6. Alan D. Sokal & J. Bricmont (1999). Book Review: Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Literature 23 (1).
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  7. Alan D. Sokal (1996). Transgressing the Boundaries: An Afterword. Philosophy and Literature 20 (2):338-346.
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