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Philosophy of Pseudoscience Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Author: Massimo Pigliucci; Maarten Boudry
Publisher: Chicago 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? In this volume, the contributors seek to answer this question, known to philosophers of science as "the demarcation problem." This issue has a long history in philosophy, stretching as far back as the early twentieth century and the work of Karl Popper. But by the late 1980s, scholars in the field began to treat the demarcation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Pigliucci; Maarten Boudry
ISBN: 9780226051796 022605179X 9780226051826 022605182X
OCLC Number: 880419632
Description: 1 online resource (479 Seiten)

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