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The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms

Abstract : After a short summary of the Sokal Affair and of the point of view of Steven Weinberg, we discuss certain aspects of the scientist ideology present in the last book of Alan Sokal "Pesudoscience ans Postmodernism: Antagonists or Fellow-Travellers?", published in France. The danger of the three extremisms present in our time - relativist extremism, scientist extremism and its mirror-image, the religious extremism - is underlined. We point out also the necessity of a transdisciplinary dialogue between the different disciplines as a rampart against the fascination caused by these three extremisms.
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B. Nicolescu. The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms. 2006. ⟨in2p3-00149331⟩



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