Higher Superstition Revisited: An Interview with Norman Levitt

“The book describes a bizarre situation in American universities in which academics in various (mostly new-minted) fields such as Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, and Science Studies, plus a few more familiar ones such as Sociology, Comparative Literature and the like, make a career of writing about science without taking the trouble to know anything about it.” Ophelia Benson interviews one of the co-authors of Higher Superstition (1994). —Higher Superstition Revisited: An Interview with Norman LevittButterflies and Wheels)

The book, which Levitt wrote with Paul R. Gross, is said to have inspired the infamous Sokal hoax.