Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

2014.07.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry (eds.), Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem, University of
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2014.07.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry (eds.), Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem, University of Chicago Press, 2013, 469pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780226051963. Reviewed by Martin Curd, Purdue University The editors offer this collection of twenty-three articles as a contribution to "something of a new philosophical subdiscipline, the Philosophy of Pseudoscience." (p. 2) Philosophy is interpreted broadly to include history and philosophy of science, sociology, psychology, cognitive science, and epistemology (but not what the editors call the "pseudodisciplines" of social constructivism and postmodernism). This eclectic approach is reflected in the titles of the book's six parts: (I) What's the Problem with the Demarcation Problem? (II) History and Sociology of Pseudoscience, (III) The Borderlands between Science and Pseudoscience, (IV) Science and the Supernatural, (V) True. . .

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