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Science, Non-Science and Pseudoscience

  • Peter TruranEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Abstract

Science is under attack from those who believe that truth is relative and from those who reject the critical standards of science in favor of comforting pseudoscientific beliefs. Be prepared to defend science by understanding the philosophy of science so that you can marshal your arguments against pseudoscience.

Keywords

Intelligent Design Wishful Thinking Metaphysical Theory Psychic Phenomenon Milk Sugar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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