Massimo Pigliucci is a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. He has written many books, including Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk and, most recently, Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life. Maarten Boudry is a postdoctoral fellow of the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research at Ghent University and wrote a dissertation on pseudoscience, Here Be Dragons: Exploring the Hinterland of Science. He blogs and podcasts at http://rationallyspeaking.blogspot.com.au.
During this interview, we discuss the newly released book Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem, by Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry. What sets the practice of rigorously tested, sound science apart from pseudoscience? In this volume, the contributors seek to answer this question, known to philosophers of science as “the demarcation problem.”
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