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Karl Popper and the problem of demarcation between science and non-science




demarcation problem, Karl Popper, science


Karl Popper, as a critical rationalist, was an opponent of all forms of skepticism, conventionalism and relativism in science. Many of his arguments on the issue of demarcation are directed against members of the "Viennese Circle". Popper agreed with them on general aspects of scientific methodology and their distrust of traditional philosophical methodology, but his solutions were significantly different. He contributed significantly to debates on general scientific methodology, the demarcation of science from pseudoscience, the nature of probability, and social science methodology.

Author Biography

Nicolae Sfetcu, Academia Română

Cercetător - Academia Română - Comitetul Român de Istoria și Filosofia Științei și Tehnicii (CRIFST), Divizia de Istoria Științei (DIS)


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