What separates science from pseudoscience? In this post, Carlo Martini takes a fresh look at the familiar but largely forgotten problem of demarcation. He argues that demarcation is still a relevant problem, as scientific misinformation continues to plague public debates on topics such as global warming, vaccines, and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the next Perspectives on Science seminar (Monday 29.4.) Carlo Martini (San Raffaele/TINT) will present his paper (written jointly with Mattia Andreoletti) entitled “Progressive science or pseudoscience: the case of medical controversies”.
Perspectives on Science is a weekly research seminar which brings together experts from science studies and philosophy of science. It is organized by TINT, the Centre for Philosophy of Social Science at the University of Helsinki.