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Philosophy of pseudoscience : reconsidering the demarcation problem

Author: Massimo Pigliucci; Maarten Boudry
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What sets the practice of rigorously tested, sound science apart from pseudoscience? This title seeks to answer this question, known to philosophers of science as "the demarcation problem."

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Pigliucci; Maarten Boudry
ISBN: 9780226051826 022605182X 9781299737631 1299737633
OCLC Number: 1105538746
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: Introduction: why the demarcation problem matters / Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry --
What's the problem with the demarcation problem? The demarcation problem: a (belated) response to Laudan / Massimo Pigliucci --
Science and pseudoscience: how to demarcate after the (alleged) demise of the demarcation problem? / Martin Mahner --
Toward a demarcation of science from pseudoscience / James Ladyman --
Defining pseudoscience and science / Sven Ove Hansson --
Loki's wager and Laudan's error: on genuine and territorial demarcation / Maarten Boudry --
History and sociology of pseudoscience. The problem of demarcation: history and future / Thomas Nickles --
Science, pseudoscience, and science falsely so-called / Daniel P. Thurs and Ronald L. Numbers --
Paranormalism and pseudoscience as deviance / Erich Goode --
Belief buddies versus critical communities: the social organization of pseudoscience / Noretta Koertge --
The borderlands between science and pseudoscience. Science and the messy, uncontrollable world of nature / Carol E. Cleland and Sheralee Brindell --
Science and pseudoscience: the difference in practice and the difference it makes / Michael Shermer --
Evolution: from pseudoscience to popular science, from popular science to professional science / Michael Ruse --
Science and the supernatural. Is a science of the supernatural possible? / Evan Fales --
Navigating the landscape between science and religious pseudoscience: can Hume help? / Barbara Forrest --
True believers and their tactics. Argumentation and pseudoscience: the case for an ethics of argumentation / Jean Paul van Bendegem --
Why alternative medicine can be scientifically evaluated: countering the evasions of pseudoscience / Jesper Jerkert --
Pseudoscience: the case of Freud's sexual etiology of the neuroses / Frank Cioffi --
The Holocaust denier's playbook and the tobacco smokescreen: common threads in the thinking and tactics of denialists and pseudoscientists / Donald Prothero --
The cognitive roots of pseudoscience. Evolved to be irrational?: evolutionary and cognitive foundations of pseudosciences / Stefaan Blancke and Johan de Smedt --
Werewolves in scientists' clothing: understanding pseudoscientific cognition / Konrad Talmont-Kaminski --
The Salem region: two mindsets about science / John S. Wilkins --
Pseudoscience and idiosyncratic theories of rational belief / Nicholas Shackel --
Agentive thinking and illusions of understanding / Filip Buekens.
Responsibility: edited by Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry.

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