Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (Paperback)Massimo Pigliucci (editor), Maarten Boudry (editor), Jean Paul van Bendegem (author of contributions), Stefaan Blancke (author of contributions), Sheralee Brindell (author of contributions), Filip Buekens (author of contributions), Frank Cioffi (author of contributions), Carol E. Cleland (author of contributions), Evan Fales (author of contributions), Barbara Forrest (author of contributions)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
"If the philosophical problem of demarcating science from pseudoscience has a stale reputation, this book is a revitalizing gust of fresh air. Philosophers Pigliucci and Boudry assemble 23 essays that challenge Larry Laudan's famous 1983 proclamation of the demarcation problem's demise. Renewed attention to the philosophical questions that pseudoscience raises mirrors an uptick in interest in pseudoscience among historians, as exemplified by Michael Gordin's The Pseudoscience Wars. Complementing such work, these essays bring focused attention to the practice and historical development of science. . . . A superb introduction to foundational questions that every philosophy student should confront. . . . Accessibly written . . . intellectually adventurous. . . . Essential."--J. D. Martin, University of Minnesota "Choice "
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