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Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed ... More


Hard Science, Soft Science, and Pseudoscience: Implications of Research on the Hierarchy of the Sciences

Dean Keith Simonton

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is proposed that the distinction between science and pseudoscience can be understood in the context of recent empirical research on the hierarchy of the sciences, a hierarchy that underlies the ... More


After the Fall

C. Daniel Batson

in A Scientific Search for Altruism: Do We Only Care About Ourselves?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190651374
eISBN:
9780190651404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651374.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Like Milton’s couple at the end of Paradise Lost, we find ourselves banished from the Eden of Egoism and needing to reassess what it means to be human. Evidence for empathy-induced altruism, ... More


The Desiderata of Perfection

Samuel Newlands

in Reconceiving Spinoza

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198817260
eISBN:
9780191858789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817260.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The first chapter opens with a challenge that any serious monist must face, one that Spinoza himself raised: how can a monist account for the world’s apparent diversity? It argues that Spinoza faces ... More


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