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Books To Make You More Muddled

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I have not read all of these, and you might think I am being unfair with this post title. If you want critiques of post modernism, try the Amin and Eagleton referenced at the end of this post. Sokal, after the cited book, participated in interesting colloquia with those who were scholars of what he was attacking and mocking. If you want to see how little I know about this area, you can look at my posts on Gramsci, Foucault, Wittgenstein, or Zizek. Gellner, Ernest. 1959. Words and Things: A Critical Account of Linguistic Philosophy and a Study in Ideology. London: Gollantz. Gross, Paul R. and Norman Levitt. 1998. Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press. Hicks, Stephen R. C. 2004. Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism

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I have not read all of these, and you might think I am being unfair with this post title. If you want critiques of post modernism, try the Amin and Eagleton referenced at the end of this post. Sokal, after the cited book, participated in interesting colloquia with those who were scholars of what he was attacking and mocking. If you want to see how little I know about this area, you can look at my posts on Gramsci, Foucault, Wittgenstein, or Zizek.

  • Gellner, Ernest. 1959. Words and Things: A Critical Account of Linguistic Philosophy and a Study in Ideology. London: Gollantz.
  • Gross, Paul R. and Norman Levitt. 1998. Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press.
  • Hicks, Stephen R. C. 2004. Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault. New Berlin: Scholarly Publishing.
  • Pluckrose, Helen and James A. Lindsay. 2020. Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody. Pitchstone Publishing.
  • Sokal, Alan and Jean Bricmont. 1998. Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals Abuse of Science. New York: Picador USA.

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