Gabriel Tarde, Underground Man , written from 1879 to 1884 but published in 1896 with a Postface in french from H.G. Wells (1905). Published in a Sociological Journal. Considered as a precursor of modern SF. http://classiques.uqac.ca/classiques/tarde_gabriel/fragment_histoire_future/fragment.html
Criminologist precursor of Modern Sociology
Critiqued in France to be a rip-off of Cournot (François Vatin - Thanks Manuel for the reference) Tarde, Cournot and the End of Times ( http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=1551067 ) This paper proposes a new interpretation of Gabriel Tarde's science fiction novel published in 1896 and titled A Fragment of Future History' (English translation published in 1905 as Underground Man). Influenced by the philosopher Augustin Cournot, Tarde imagined a world where the extinction of the sun forced a realization that time is finite. This realization of the possibility of collective death evoked in Tarde's novel may have influenced the emergence of sociology at the end of the nineteenth century
Sokal and Bricmont intellectual impostures and postmodernism critique
For ex, critique of Lacan, Deleuze, Latour usage of scientific concepts
Fashionable Nonsense examines two related topics:
the allegedly incompetent and pretentious usage of scientific concepts by a small group of influential philosophers and intellectuals
the problems of cognitive relativism, the idea that "modern science is nothing more than a 'myth', a 'narration' or a 'social construction' among many others as seen in the Strong Programme in the sociology of science.