martes, 27 de agosto de 2013

Read Derrida’s Response to the Sokal Affair

But the “magic bullet” Sokal delivered to postmodernism was really anything but. Social Text, the journal it was published in, was not peer reviewed at the time, and no external physicists were consulted about the articles finding. In fact, Sokal refused to make any edits suggested by the journal. In other words, all Sokal proved was that peer review is necessary to fend off shoddy research and the academic equivalent of Punk’d.

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