problem of demarcation

problem of demarcation

the problem(s) surrounding the identification of science, especially proposals for a single criterion of demarcation of science, such as the VERIFICATION PRINCIPLE or FALSIFICATIONISM (see also POSITIVISM).
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The concept of the "long" decade allows the historian to take into account precursors and predecessors, but only defers the problem of demarcation. Moyn leaves it to each author in the volume to individually decide where they will stop and start.
Popper also argues that the solution to the problem of induction additionally provides a solution to the seemingly independent problem of demarcation (that is to say, the problem of defining science): a discipline is scientific when its statements are falsifiable (when they can be empirically refuted).
Rouse-ing out the Legitimation Project: Scientific Practice and the Problem of Demarcation, EDWARD SLOWIK