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Norman Jay Levitt (August 27, 1943[1]—October 24, 2009[2]) was a mathematician at Rutgers University. He was born in The Bronx and received a bachelors degree from Harvard College in 1963.[3] He received a PhD from Princeton University in 1967.[2] His book Higher Superstition is cited as having inspired the Sokal affair.[4]


  • 1989 Grassmannians and the Gauss Maps in Piecewise-Linear Topology
  • 1994 Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science (with Paul R. Gross)
  • 1997 The Flight from Science and Reason
  • 1999 Prometheus Bedeviled: Science and the Contradictions of Contemporary Culture[2]


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