Why there is no scientific method: And why it is not a problem

Jean Bricmont


This article briefly reviews and criticizes various strategies that have been proposed by philosophers of science in order to establish a distinction between science and non-science. It also proposes a more modest, but easier, way to make such a distinction. Throughout this text I will first address the problems of the demarcation criteria of the philosophy of science during the first half of the twentieth century; then, I will defend that they absolutely do not justify the radical conclusions reached during the second half of the century.


epistemology; demarcation line; defense of common sense

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7203/metode.0.4040


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