The Fake, the Flimsy, and the Fallacious: Demarcating Arguments in Real Life

@article{Boudry2015TheFT,
  title={The Fake, the Flimsy, and the Fallacious: Demarcating Arguments in Real Life},
  author={Maarten Boudry and Fabio Paglieri and Massimo Pigliucci},
  journal={Argumentation},
  year={2015},
  volume={29},
  pages={431-456}
}
Philosophers of science have given up on the quest for a silver bullet to put an end to all pseudoscience, as such a neat formal criterion to separate good science from its contenders has proven elusive. In the literature on critical thinking and in some philosophical quarters, however, this search for silver bullets lives on in the taxonomies of fallacies. The attractive idea is to have a handy list of abstract definitions or argumentation schemes, on the basis of which one can identify bad or… CONTINUE READING

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