Science and Pseudo-Science

[Revised entry by Sven Ove Hansson on February 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The demarcation between science and pseudoscience is part of the larger task to determine which
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[Revised entry by Sven Ove Hansson on February 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The demarcation between science and pseudoscience is part of the larger task to determine which beliefs are epistemically warranted. The entry clarifies the specific nature of pseudoscience in relation to other forms of non-scientific doctrines and practices. The major proposed demarcation criteria are discussed and some of their weaknesses are pointed out. In conclusion, it is emphasized that there...

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