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Higher Superstition

The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

by Paul R. Gross

  • 182 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Sociology Of Science,
  • Social aspects,
  • General,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Reference,
  • Science / General,
  • Humanities,
  • Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7870333M
    ISBN 100801857074
    ISBN 109780801857072

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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. Higher superstition: the academic left and its quarrels with science Item PreviewPages: Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science Paul R.

Gross, Norman Levitt With the emergence of "cultural studies" and the blurring of once-clear academic boundaries, scholars are turning to subjects far outside their traditional disciplines and areas of expertise. Still, to the degree that Higher Superstition exemplifies the informed scholarship that is the best antidote to "postmodern theory," Gross and Levitt contribute to the eventual discrediting of the academic left.

Robert Storey, professor of English at Temple University, has just completed a book on literary representation and evolutionary theory. discussed in Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science, by Virginia bi-ologist Paul R. Gross and Rutgers mathematician Norman Levitt [5].

The assembled scientists in Baltimore were avidly reading the book and re-porting that it was “a real eye-opener” and “not just the usual anti-PC screed”. Best of all, it was on sale. Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science eBook: Gross, Paul R., Levitt, Norman: : Kindle Store/5(23).

In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious questions about the growing criticism of science by humanists and social scientists on the "academic left." This paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the authors.

Richard Lewontin is one of the dentally challenged. Consider, for illustration, his obiter dictum on Higher Superstition, and thereby on us, its authors [NYR, October 22].

It and we are mocked as “naive” and “obtuse” for having dared to suggest that natural science is. HIGHER SUPERSTITION. The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science. Paul R.

Gross and Norman Levitt. John Hopkins, Baltimore, This is a key book in the current intellectual and academic struggles between certain strands of postmodernism and the deeply unfashionable view that the world exists independently of our perspectives, prejudices.

At the beginning of Higher Superstition, the authors strike an almost ambivalent note, as if unsure how much alarm is really called for in the face of the postmodern critique of science. By book’s end, however, they have come to a hard-nosed defense of rationality and of a rigorous scientific education.

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In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious questions about the growing criticism of science. Review of "Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science" by Paul R. Gross and Norman Levitt (Johns Hopkins, ) by Jay Labinger (Caltech) and Stephen Weininger (Worcester Polytechnic Inst.) Unedited version of review published in: Chemical and Engineering News Jan.

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Higher superstition by Paul R. Gross,Johns Hopkins University Press edition, in EnglishCited by: Although published in the s, "Higher Superstition" is of immediate relevance to oppositions and arguments still ongoing in academe and the media generally.

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Gross, Norman Levitt. in the mids Alan Sokal is a hero. Inspired by the book, Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science, by Paul Gross and Norman Levitt (), Sokal tried an experiment.

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The authors clarify the impact, mostly malign, of postmodernism—at least postmodernism in the hands of the second-rate—on the evolving curriculum in higher education." — Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University.

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The controversy over the book Higher Superstition, by Gross and Levitt and the recent articles by Sokal. Evans M. Harrell II School of Mathematics Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta GA [email protected] Paul R.

Gross and Norman Levitt’s book Higher Superstition appeared inrattled a good many cages, and prompted the Sokal Hoax. The book describes a bizarre situation in American universities in which academics in various (mostly new-minted) fields such as Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, and Science Studies.

The publication of Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science marks a vigorous new chapter in the attack on academic inanity. 1 If any book can hope to reignite public outrage over the debacle that has been visited upon higher education in the humanities and social sciences, Higher Superstition is it.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ecocriticism ursula k. heise UrsUla K. Heise, associate professor of english and comparative literature at stanford University, is the author of Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism (Cambridge UP, ). she is finishing a book manuscript entitled “sense of File Size: 1MB.Superstition ain't the way, yeah, yeah Very superstitious, nothin' more to say, Very superstitious, the devil's on his way, Thirteen-months-old baby broke the lookin' glass, Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past When you believe in things that you don't understand, Then you suffer, superstition ain't the way, no, no, no.superstition, an irrational belief or practice resulting from ignorance or fear of the unknown.

The validity of superstitions is based on belief in the power of magic and witchcraft and in such invisible forces as spirits and demons.