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Belief Buddies versus Critical Communities: The Social Organization of Pseudoscience

Noretta Koertge

in Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226051796
eISBN:
9780226051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Philosophers of science have attempted to explain what is wrong with pseudoscience, first, by contrasting the structure of its claims with that of legitimate scientific hypotheses, and second, by ... More


Science and Pseudoscience: The Difference in Practice and the Difference It Makes

Michael Shermer

in Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226051796
eISBN:
9780226051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the demographics of pseudoscientific and the problems in finding agreement among scientists, philosophers, and historians of science on how best to demarcate science from ... More


Pseudoscience: The Cose of Freud's Sexual Etiology of the Neuroses

Frank Cioffi

in Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226051796
eISBN:
9780226051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses misgivings about Freudian psychoanalysis. It argues that we should move beyond assessments of the testability and other logical properties of a theory, focusing instead on ... More


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