Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mocking the pomos

I was amused to (re)discover Communications from Elsewhere's wonderful Postmodern Generator. Just refresh the link and you are served up each time with a new generous helping of a randomly generated postmodernist-style word-salad: very clever and very funny. And yes, intellectual rubbish should be mocked and parodied and satirized wherever we find it.

Much more seriously, but of course not unrelatedly, you are also served up with a constant link to Alan Sokal's page on the "Social Text Affair": if you don't know what that was, then exploring Sokal's page will be a very instructive treat. (Oh, and I was delighted to discover that Sokal has a another forthcoming book announced for next year.)

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