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On an Allegedly Essential Feature of Demarcation Criteria of Science

Lutz, Sebastian (2011) On an Allegedly Essential Feature of Demarcation Criteria of Science. [Preprint]

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Laudan’s argument against the possibility of a demarcation criterion for scientific theories rests on establishing that any criterion must be a necessary and sufficient condition. But Laudan’s argument at most establishes that any criterion must provide a necessary condition and a possibly different sufficient condition. His own claims suggest that such a criterion is possible.

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: demarcation criterion; science; pseudo-science
Subjects: General Issues > Science vs. Pseudoscience
Depositing User: Sebastian Lutz
Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 15:48
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2011 15:08
Item ID: 8609

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