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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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Pseudoscience and Idiosyncratic Theories of Rational Belief

Pseudoscience and Idiosyncratic Theories of Rational Belief

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(p.417) 22 Pseudoscience and Idiosyncratic Theories of Rational Belief
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Philosophy of Pseudoscience
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Nicholas Shackel

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0023

This chapter examines the relation of conviction to rational belief. It argues that the question of whether an inquiry is a pretense at science can be, in part, a question over the role of conviction in rational belief, and that the answer is to be found in the philosophical problem of the role of values in rational belief.

Keywords:   science, pseudoscience, conviction, rational belief, pretense

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