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A House Built on SandExposing Postmodernist Myths About Science$
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Noretta Koertge

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195117257

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195117255.001.0001

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What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us Paul A. Boghossian

What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us Paul A. Boghossian

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(p.23) 2 What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us Paul A. Boghossian
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A House Built on Sand
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DOI:10.1093/0195117255.003.0003

The essay explores the meaning and implications of Alan Sokal’s hoax on the editors of Social Text. It examines the role that relativist/postmodernist views about knowledge may have played in that episode, and briefly explores the cogency of such conceptions.

Keywords:   Sokal hoax, Social Text, relativism, modernism, knowledge, truth

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