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Sebastian Lutz
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 nonscience including between science, pseudoscience, and other products of human activity, like art and literature, and beliefs cite book The debate continues after over a cent...

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