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Philosophy of PseudoscienceReconsidering the Demarcation Problem$
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Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226051796

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.001.0001

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The Cose of Freud's Sexual Etiology of the Neuroses

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Philosophy of Pseudoscience

Frank Cioffi

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses misgivings about Freudian psychoanalysis. It argues that we should move beyond assessments of the testability and other logical properties of a theory, focusing instead on spurious claims of validation and other recurrent misdemeanors on the part of pseudoscientists.

Keywords:   Freudian psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, pseudoscientists, pseudoscience

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