On an Allegedly Essential Feature of Criteria for the Demarcation of Science

Citation data:

The Reasoner, ISSN: 1757-0522, Vol: 5, Issue: 8, Page: 125-126

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8730
Author(s):
Lutz, Sebastian
Publisher(s):
University of Kent, Center for Reasoning
article description
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.