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Lutz, Sebastian
University of Kent, Center for Reasoning
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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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Demarcation problem

The demarcation problem in the philosophy of science is about how to distinguish between science and non-science including between science, pseudoscience, and other products of human activity, like art and literature, and beliefs cite book The debate continues after over two m...

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