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Philosophy of science and the occult

Author: Patrick Grim
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1982.
Series: SUNY series in philosophy.
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Philosophy of science and the occult.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1982
(DLC) 81013552
(OCoLC)7741577
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Grim
OCLC Number: 557832969
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: I. Astrology --
Objections to astrology: a statement by 186 leading scientists --
The strange case of astrology / Paul Feyerabend --
On dismissing astrology and other irrationalities / Edward W. James --
Spheres of influence / Michel Gauquelin --
Astrology, cosmobiology, and humanistic astrology / I.W. Kelly --
Section 2: Science or pseudoscience?: the problem of demarcation --
Winning through pseudoscience / Clark Glymour and Douglas Stalker --
Science: conjectures and refutations / Karl R. Popper --
Demarcating genuine science from pseudoscience / Daniel Rothbart --
Logic of discovery or psychology of research? / Thomas S. Kuhn --
Kuhn, Popper, and the normative problem of demarcation / Robert Feleppa --
The conservatism of "pseudoscience" / Roger Cooter --
Section 3: Parapsychology --
Parapsychology: an empirical science / Ruth Reinsel --
Coincidence and explanation / Galen K. Pletcher --
Parapsychology: science or pseudoscience? / Antony Flew --
Philosophical difficulties with paranormal knowledge claims / Jane Duran --
Precognition and the paradoxes of causality / Bob Brier and Maithili Schmidt-Raghavan --
Second report on a case of experimenter Fraud / J.B. Rhine --
Section 4: UFOs and ancient astronauts --
Selected cases from the Condon Report --
UFOs: fact or fantasy? / Philip J. Klass --
A rational approach to the UFO problem / T. Patrick Rardin --
Science, proof, and the ancient astronaut hypothesis / Pasqual S. Schievella --
The ancient astronaut hypothesis: science or pseudoscience? / Mary Vetterling-Braggin --
Section 5: Other approaches to the occult --
Notes on mysticism and nitrous oxide / William James --
Tacit assumptions / Edward Conze --
Scientific and other values / Patrick Grim.
Series Title: SUNY series in philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Grim.

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