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A Religious Controversy

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The first section of this chapter reviews the function of ghost stories in late medieval Europe. Particular attention is paid to the work of Jean Gerson, whose two tracts on discretio spirituum ... More


 Evolutionary Biology and the Question of Trust

Michael Ruse

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the phenomenon of fraud and dishonesty in science is more akin to a perversion than a straight sin. Examples from the history of evolutionary biology are used to show how ... More


A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Noretta Koertge (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The interdisciplinary enterprise of Science, Technology and Society Studies (STS) fosters the view that the results of scientific inquiry are social constructions that are strongly influenced by ... More


What the Social Text Affair Does and Does Not Prove What the Social Text Affair Does and Does Not Prove Alan D. Sokal

Alan D. Sokal

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This essay analyzes what Social Text’s publication of a parody of the author’s article does and does not prove about the prevailing intellectual standards in the cultural studies of science. It ... More


What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us Paul A. Boghossian

Paul A. Boghossian

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The essay explores the meaning and implications of Alan Sokal’s hoax on the editors of Social Text. It examines the role that relativist/postmodernist views about knowledge may have played in that ... More


Farce 滑稽魂‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

While many of China’s leading cultural critics were cutting each other down to size in the late 1920s and early 1930s, popular writers of a more entrepreneurial bent, particularly in Shanghai, were ... More


Diary of Jack the Ripper

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the authentication of the purported diary of one of the world's most maniacal serial killers — Jack the Ripper. It begins by discussing his murders and the condition of the ... More


The Rise of Dissident Activity 1

John Horgan

in Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772858
eISBN:
9780199307418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772858.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the research project that resulted in the databases that inform this project. Examining the 17-year period since the IRA ceasefire, this chapter presents the most systematic ... More


Fabricators, fakers, fraudsters

Brian Mcnair

in Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers journalistic fabricators, fakers and fraudsters. The issues of journalistic fabrication and invention, of fakes and hoaxes, were high on the news and public agendas. Shattered ... More


1944, Melbourne and Adelaide: The Ern Malley Hoax

Philip Mea

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the Ern Malley hoax, which was created by James McAuley and Harold Stewart in order to deceive the editor of the Adelaide–Melbourne magazine to publish the work of their dead, ... More


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