Spoof Papers And The Ethics of Academic Publishing

A Sokal-style hoax philosophy paper has triggered much debate over academic standards in the field.
The intentionally nonsensical spoof article, signed by ‘Benedetta Tripodi’ but really the work of Philippe Huneman and Anouk Barberousse, was accepted and published by the journal Badiou Studies (“a multi-lingual, peer-reviewed journal”) which is devoted to the work of French philosopher Alain Badiou. It’s since been retracted. Cue hand-wringing.

I don’t know much about Badiou but this cas

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