The Multicriterial Approach to the Problem of Demarcation

  title={The Multicriterial Approach to the Problem of Demarcation},
  author={Damian Fernandez-Beanato},
  journal={Journal for General Philosophy of Science},
The problem of demarcating science from nonscience remains unsolved. This article executes an analytical process of elimination of different demarcation proposals put forward since the professionalization of the philosophy of science, explaining why each of those proposals is unsatisfactory or incomplete. Then, it elaborates on how to execute an alternative multicriterial scientific demarcation project put forward by Mahner (2007, 521–522; 2013, 29–43). This project allows for the demarcation… 
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