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An excellent collection of essays highlighting the absurdities and potential dangers of the recent fad for the rejection of rationality.
The arguments presented are clear and calm. There is no resort to ridicule, no matter how ridiculous the POMO examples are. The only counter criticisms of this collection seem to amount to "Boo Hoo, why are you picking on poor post-modernists". A bit rich when you really start to understand what the post-modernists have been doing to the pursuit of knowledge.
If Carl Sagan's "The Demon Haunted World" were made part of the high school curriculum, I do not think the POMO academics would have been able to fool so many for so long. They would have taken their righful place beside the conspiracy theorists, channellers, New Agers, and UFOlogists.
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in clear and readable accounts illustrating the deceptive and flawed claims of some of the most popular Postmodernist academics.
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Noretta Koertge is a philosopher of science noted for her work on Karl Popper and scientific rationality.
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