Thanks to everyone who attended the video chat last week. It went so well, we’ll be doing it again next week (7/13 9pm EDT). Feel free to join even if you couldn’t come last week. And I’d particularly love to hear from philosophers and other humanities scholars who can comment on the postmodernism discussion.
Welcome to week 4 of discussing The War on Science. If you’re just joining, feel free to dive in or catch up with the previous chapters (Ch 1-2, Ch 3-4, Ch 5-6). Chapter 7 is ostensibly the conclusion of the historical summary, doubling back to follow a parallel thread of journalism history. Chapter 8 covers the first of three “fronts” in the titular conflict, namely the academy and its embrace of postmodernism.
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