Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science

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Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science is a book by biologist Paul R. Gross and mathematician Norman Levitt, published in 1994. Both authors claim to be leftists who are trying to save the "academic left" from itself. The book inspired the Sokal hoax, wherin physicist Alan Sokal deliberately wrote and published a nonsensical article in a journal of critical theory, as a demonstration of editorial bias and sloppy scholarship.

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Related Texts

  • Paul R. Gross and Normal Levitt, Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994). ISBN 0801857074
  • The Editors of Lingua Franca eds., et al, The Sokal Hoax: The Sham That Shook the Academy (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000). ISBN 0803279957
  • Noretta Koertge, ed., A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). ISBN 0195117263
  • Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt, and Martin W. Lewis, The Flight from Science and Reason (New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1997). ISBN 0801856760
  • James Robert Brown Who Rules in Science: An Opinionated Guide to the Wars (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001). ISBN 0674006526
  • Ian Hacking, The Social Construction of What (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1999). ISBN 0674004124
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