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Collected Works, Volume IScientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies$
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Adolf Grünbaum

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199989928

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989928.001.0001

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The Degeneration of Popper’s Theory of Demarcation

The Degeneration of Popper’s Theory of Demarcation

(p.43) 2The Degeneration of Popper’s Theory of Demarcation
Collected Works, Volume I

Adolf Grünbaum

Oxford University Press

Chapter takes closer issue with Popper’s well-known proposal that we can draw a clear line of demarcation between science and non-science. Here again, Popper’s claim is contested that psychoanalysis has no potential empirical falsifiers, but now more specifically regarding the relation between the causal and the so-called ‘meaning connections’ of mental states.

Keywords:   falsification, corroboration, inductivism, demarcation, psychoanalysis

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