Philosophy of Science 65 (2):333-348 (1998)

George Reisch
Northwestern University
I criticize conceptual pluralism, as endorsed recently by John Dupre and Philip Kitcher, for failing to supply strategies for demarcating science from non-science. Using creation-science as a test case, I argue that pluralism blocks arguments that keep creation-science in check and that metaphysical pluralism offers it positive, metaphysical support. Logical empiricism, however, still provides useful resources to reconfigure and manage the problem of creation-science in those practical and political contexts where pluralism will fail
Keywords Philosophy of Science   Demarcation   Logical Positivism
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DOI 10.1086/392642
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