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Thursday
Oct102013

RS94 - Maarten Boudry on Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Release date: October 13, 2013

Maarten BoudryWhat's the difference between science and pseudocience -- and is it even possible to draw a clean line separating them? In this episode of Rationally Speaking, Massimo and Julia interview philosopher Maarten Boudry from Ghent University. Tune in to hear them discuss Massimo and Maarten's new book, "Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem"... and stick around to learn how Maarten pranked theologians.

Maarten's pick: "Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking"

 

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Since we don't all belong to the Amazon.com borg, the book is also available on Barnes&Noble. :)

October 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRBH

What's the demarcation between science and pseudoscience? What's the demarcation between science and philosophy? Saying they are "very different if you look at their papers" amounts to nothing. I waited for concrete explanations of the demarcations, to no avail. Just waffle, as usual.

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus Morgan

Well they are different. Pseudoscience is a type of junk science. Philosophy is not a type of junk science, it's a different field with some overlap with science.

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMax

Philosophy is rational inquiry. Science is empirical measurement. They overlap as 'theory'. Sounds like you had fun on the show, but that's not the point for listeners, you are not entertainers. If you want to read about science at the creative edge, you can read my free book at http://thehumandesign.net 'Pseudo' does not mean 'bad', but tell me if you think its bad science, then maybe I will know at least that much about your demarcations.

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus Morgan

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