Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

  title={Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem},
  author={M. Pigliucci and M. Boudry},
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 problem as impossible to solve and futile to ponder. However, the essays that… Expand
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