Philosophy of Science and the Occult

ISBN-10: 0791402045

ISBN-13: 9780791402047

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Patrick Grim

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List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 7/17/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface to the Revised Edition
General Introduction
Astrology
Introduction
Objections to Astrology: A Statement by 186 Leading Scientists
The Strange Case of Astrology
On Dismissing Astrology and Other Irrationalities
Spheres of Influence
Suggested Readings
Science or Pseudoscience?: The Problem of Demarcation
Introduction
Winning through Pseudoscience
Science: Conjectures and Refutations
Demarcating Genuine Science from Pseudoscience
Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research?
The Popperian versus the Kuhnian Research Programme
Kuhn, Popper, and the Normative Problem of Demarcation
The Conservatism of "Pseudoscience"
Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos: A Crisis of Modern Intellect
Suggested Readings
Parapsychology
Introduction
Parapsychology: An Empirical Science
Coincidence and Explanation
Pararpsychology: Science or Pseudoscience?
Philosophical Difficulties with Paranormal Knowledge Claims
Precognition and the Paradoxes of Causality
Second Report on a Case of Experimenter Fraud
Suggested Readings
Quantum Mysticism
Introduction
Conflicting Notes from Einstein and Bohr
The Unity of All Things
Einstein Doesn't Like It
The Yogi and the Quantum
Quantum Mysteries for Anyone
Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics
Suggested Readings
Other Approaches To The Occult
Introductin
Notes on Mysticism and Nitrous Oxide
Tacit Assumptions
Scientific and Other Values
Suggested Readings
Index
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