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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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Werewolves in Scientists' Clothing

Werewolves in Scientists' Clothing

Understanding Pseudoscientific Cognition

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(p.381) 20 Werewolves in Scientists' Clothing
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Philosophy of Pseudoscience
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Konrad Talmont-Kaminski

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0021

This chapter explores the noncognitive functions of superempirical beliefs and analyzes the different attitudes of science and pseudoscience toward intuitive beliefs. It addresses the following questions: Why are pseudoscientific (as well as supernatural) beliefs so hard to eliminate? What is the difference between supernatural and pseudoscientific beliefs? What is the difference between pseudoscientific and scientific beliefs?

Keywords:   noncognitive functions, superempirical beliefs, science, pseudoscience, intuitive beliefs

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