Philosophy of pseudoscience : reconsidering the demarcation problem / edited by Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry.

Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
viii, 469 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: why the demarcation problem matters / Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry -- What's the problem with the demarcation problem? The demarcation problem: a (belated) response to Laudan / Massimo Pigliucci ; Science and pseudoscience: how to demarcate after the (alleged) demise of the demarcation problem? / Martin Mahner ; Toward a demarcation of science from pseudoscience / James Ladyman ; Defining pseudoscience and science / Sven Ove Hansson ; Loki's Wager and Laudan's error: on genuine and territorial demarcation / Maarten Boudry -- History and sociology of pseudoscience. The problem of demarcation: history and future / Thomas Nickles ; Science, pseudoscience, and science falsely so-called / Daniel P. Thurs and Ronald L. Numbers ; Paranormalism and pseudoscience as deviance / Erich Goode -- Belief buddies versus critical communities: the social organization of pseudoscience / Noretta Koertge -- The borderlands between science and pseudoscience. Science and the messy, uncontrollable world of nature / Carol E. Cleland and Sheralee Brindell ; Science and pseudoscience: the difference in practice and the difference it makes / Michael Shermer ; Evolution: from pseudoscience to popular science, from popular science to professional science / Michael Ruse -- Science and the supernatural. Is a science of the supernatural possible? / Evan Fales ; Navigating the landscape between science and religious pseudoscience: can Hume help? / Barbara Forrest -- True believers and their tactics. Argumentation and pseudoscience: the case for an ethics of argumentation / Jean Paul van Bendegem ; Why alternative medicine can be scientifically evaluated: countering the evasions of pseudoscience / Jesper Jerkert ; Pseudoscience: the case of Freud's sexual etiology of the neuroses / Frank Cioffi ; The Holocaust denier's playbook and the tobacco smokescreen: common threads in the thinking and tactics of denialists and pseudoscientists / Donald Prothero -- The cognitive roots of pseudoscience. Evolved to be irrational?: evolutionary and cognitive foundations of pseudosciences / Stefaan Blancke and Johan de Smedt ; Werewolves in scientists' clothing: understanding pseudoscientific cognition / Konrad Talmont-Kaminski ; The Salem region: two mindsets about science / John S. Wilkins -- Pseudoscience and idiosyncratic theories of rational belief / Nicholas Shackel -- Agentive thinking and illusions of understanding / Filip Buekens.
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