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...
On an Allegedly Essential Feature of Criteria for the Demarcation of Science
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The Reasoner, ISSN: 1757-0522, Vol: 5, Issue: 8, Page: 125-126
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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.