Books authored or edited by Jesper Jerkert
My licentiate thesis in philosophy, April 2015. 87 pages. ISBN 978-91-7595-423-3.
In October 2012 a brief encyclopedia on pseudoscience was published by Fri Tanke publishing house. The title is Från ad hoc till önsketänkande – en guide till pseudovetenskapens värld (From ad hoc to wishful thinking — a guide to the world of pseudoscience). The book is 261 pages long. ISBN 978-91-86061-52-4.
In October 2006, I finished the first edition of Akustik från grunden (paper-bound, 155 pp), a course book on basic acoustics intended for students of audionomi, i.e. experts of hearing aids, at the Karolinska Institute. In August 2009, the third edition was printed (226 pp). A sample chapter from the third edition is available. ISBN 978-91-631-8307-2. The picture above shows the first edition.
In 2007, another anthology on pseudo-science edited by me, Fakta eller fantasier ("Facts or Fantasies"), was published by Leopard Publishing House. The book could be considered a sequel to Vetenskap eller villfarelse, but it also marks the 25th anniversary of the Swedish Skeptics Vetenskap och Folkbildning. ISBN 978-91-7343-162-0.
I and Sven Ove Hansson, professor of philosophy at KTH, edited Vetenskap eller villfarelse ("Science or delusion"), a hardbound 348-page anthology on pseudo-science. The book was published by Leopard Publishing House in 2005. Apart from the editing, I contributed two articles on dowsing and basic experimental methodology. Other topics discussed in the book include parapsychology, alternative medicine, UFO, perpetual machines, pseudo-archaeology, astrology, cold reading, and more.
Vetenskap eller villfarelse so far sold over 8000 copies, which is very good for a non-fictional book in Swedish, especially for a text collection. It is still available in bookstores or through bookdealers on the internet. It is also available at public libraries.
In 2003 I edited a paperbound 120-page book called Antroposofin en kritisk granskning ("Anthroposophy A Critical Scrutiny"). I wrote an introduction, a survey of critical literature, and some concluding remarks. Other texts discuss anthroposophical medicine, the racial teachings of Rudolf Steiner, biodynamical farming, and more.
This page was updated 2016-09-29.