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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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.