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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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Defining Pseudoscience and Science

Defining Pseudoscience and Science

(p.61) 4 Defining Pseudoscience and Science
Philosophy of Pseudoscience

Sven Ove Hansson

University of Chicago Press

This chapter recasts the demarcation problem in terms of epistemic warrant. It proposes a definition of pseudoscience that differs from most previous proposals by operating on a higher level of epistemic generality. It defends that feature of the definition and explains how it contributes to avoiding some of the problems besetting previously proposed definitions.

Keywords:   demarcation problem, epistemic warrant, science, pseudoscience

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