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Colin Marshall Interviews Physicist Alan Sokal About His New Book, “Beyond the Hoax,” On “The Marketplace of Ideas” RESCHEDULED-Tues., Nov. 11th

The Marketplace of Ideas this week announced a conversation with New York University physicist Alan Sokal. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11th.

In 1996, Sokal caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic by submitting a logic-free parody of posmodern academic writing entitled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a transformative hermeneutics of quantum gravity” to the cultural studies journal Social Text, which then published it as a piece of serious scholarship. In his new book Beyond the Hoax, Sokal explores the greater, more troubling intellectual issues in science, philosophy and culture with which the hoax was concerned.

The Marketplace of Ideas airs every Tuesday morning at 8am.