Article ID: CBB001252226

Between the Under-Labourer and the Master-Builder: Observations on Bunge's Method (2012)


Agassi, Joseph (Author)

Science and Education
Volume: 21, no. 10
Issue: 10
Pages: 1405-1418

Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Part of a special issue, “Mario Bunge: Evaluations of His Systematic Philosophy”
Language: English

Mario Bunge has repeatedly discussed contributions to philosophy and to science that are worthless at best and dangerous at worst, especially cases of pseudo-science. He clearly gives his reason in his latest essay on this matter: The fact that science can be faked to the point of deceiving science lovers suggests the need for a rigorous sifting device. Moreover, this sifting has its rewards, as sometimes intellectual gold comes mixed with muck. Furthermore, the sifting device is a demarcation of science, which answers interesting questions: what is valuable in science and what makes it tick? The question is under dispute. So before coming to it we should admit a few preliminary ideas that are more difficult to contest than ideas that purport to demarcate science.

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Authors & Contributors
Matthews, Michael R.
Polizzi, Gaspare
Alvarez de Morales, Camilo
Vázquez de Benito, María de la Concepción
Cordero, Alberto
Mahner, Martin
Science and Education
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Franco Angeli
University of Chicago Press
Philosophy of science
Quantum mechanics
Historians of science, modern
Bunge, Mario
Leopardi, Giacomo
Ginés, Juan Vernet
Beck, Guido
Brahe, Tycho
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
17th century
Latin America

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