The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1487 Monday, 9 August 2004
Date: Monday, 26 Jul 2004 16:16:50 +0100
Subject: 15.1445 CFP - Shakespearean Intertexts in Canada
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1445 CFP - Shakespearean Intertexts in Canada
>R. A. Cantrell is quite right to direct readers to Alan Sokal and Jean
>Bricmont's _Fashionable Nonsense_,
That was the American retitle -- the (slightly) earlier British text was
called (more accurately and punchily) _Intellectual Impostures_.
>which is as good as their other book
It's the same book, Gabe. Simply a double titling.
>The proper uses of Kurt Godel's
>Incompleteness Theorem are especially well treated by them, and its
Actually, this is one of the few quarrels I have with Sokal and
Britomart. They focused their ire on the misuse of Godel in Deleuze and
I still think there's much to be made of an analogical use of Godel in
Mind you, depends on which Godel you're thinking on -- Godel Numbers or
the Incompleteness Theorem.
My math runs out at this point.
[Conspiracy Theory Territory -- one of the heroes for S&B was Noam Chomsky.
Pretty obviously, as one of the subtexts of _Intellectual Impostures_ was
USAmerican left activism.
But if you dig a bit deep into the footnotes, there are a remarkable number
of figures cited there who are connected with The Institute of General
Makes you wonder, but.
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