Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article

McCook, Alison
http://retractionwatch.com/2016/04/07/philosophy-journal-spoofed-retracts-hoax-article/

Publisher:  Retraction Watch
Date Written:  07/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19170

A philosophy journal that focuses on the teachings of philosopher Alain Badiou has apparently fallen victim to yet another Sokal hoax, and has retracted a fake article submitted by authors trying to expose the publication's weaknesses. The paper, "Ontology, Neutrality and the Strive for (non-)Being-Queer," attributed to Benedetta Tripodi of the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Romania, is apparently the work of two academics, who submitted the absurd article to Badiou Studies to expose its lack of rigor in accepting papers.

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