Temporary Timeline

1881 Matthew Arnold’s speech at the Royal Academy of Arts

1883 Henry Huxley’s Speech at the Royal Academy of Arts

1959 “The Two Cultures” Rede Lecture by C. P. Snow

1962 “Two Cultures? The Significance of C. P. Snow” Richmond Lecture by F. R. Leavis

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn

1975 Against Method by Paul Feyerabend

1979 Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature by Richard Rorty

1986 The Science Question in Feminism by Sandra Harding

1994 Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science by Paul Gross and Norman Levitt

1995 Editor of the postmodern journal Social Text, Andrew Ross, coins the term Science Wars

1996 The Sokal Affair

1998 Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont

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