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  1. The Seven Sins of Pseudo-Science.A. A. Derksen - 1993 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 24 (1):17 - 42.
    In this paper I will argue that a profile of the pseudo-sciences can be gained from the scientific pretensions of the pseudo-scientist. These pretensions provide two yardsticks which together take care of the charge of scientific prejudice that any suggested demarcation of pseudo-science has to face. To demonstrate that my analysis has teeth I will apply it to Freud and modern-day Bach-kabbalists. Against Laudan I will argue that the problem of demarcation is not a pseudo-problem, though the discussion will bear (...)
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  • Jaka teoria działania? O Mechanice działań Michała Barcza.Maciej Tarnowski - 2020 - Filozofia Nauki 28 (4):83-102.
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  • Is Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory Really Falsifiable?M. A. Notturno & Paul R. Mchugh - 1987 - Metaphilosophy 18 (3-4):306-320.
  • Psychoanalyzing Historicists?: The Enigmatic Popper. [REVIEW]Setargew Kenaw - 2010 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 41 (2):315 - 332.
    The paper shows how Karl Popper's critique of 'historicism' is permeated by psychoanalytic discourse regardless of his critique that psychoanalysis is one of the exemplars of pseudoscience. Early on, when he was formulating his philosophy of science, Popper had an apparently stringent criterion, viz. falsifiablity, and painstaking analysis. The central argument of this paper is that despite his representation of psychoanalysis as the principal illustration of the category he dubs as 'pseudoscience', Popper's analysis has been infused with psychoanalysis when it (...)
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  • The Standing of Psychoanalysis.Edward Erwin - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (2):115-128.
    tries to elucidate some of the rational considerations that determine the standing and value of psychoanalysis. He is sceptical about much of the positive evidence, but he also tries to provide some support for Freudian doctrines. I examine his supporting arguments and try to show that they have serious weaknesses.
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  • The Grand Protester: Lacan on the Scientific Status of Psychoanalysis.Nathaniel Laor & Joseph Agassi - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (1):73-100.
  • Critical Notice on Erwin and Fisher.Morris N. Eagle - 1983 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 13 (3):335-346.
  • Is Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory Really Falsifiable?Mark A. Notturno & Paul R. McHugh - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):250-252.
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  • Grünbaum's Philosophical Critique of Psychoanalysis: Or What I Don't Know Isn't Knowledge.Paul Kline - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):245-246.
  • The Fake, the Flimsy, and the Fallacious: Demarcating Arguments in Real Life.Maarten Boudry, Fabio Paglieri & Massimo Pigliucci - 2015 - Argumentation 29 (4):10.1007/s10503-015-9359-1.
    Philosophers of science have given up on the quest for a silver bullet to put an end to all pseudoscience, as such a neat formal criterion to separate good science from its contenders has proven elusive. In the literature on critical thinking and in some philosophical quarters, however, this search for silver bullets lives on in the taxonomies of fallacies. The attractive idea is to have a handy list of abstract definitions or argumentation schemes, on the basis of which one (...)
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  • Précis of The Foundations of Psychoanalysis: A Philosophical Critique.Adolf Grünbaum - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):217-228.
    This book critically examines Freud's own detailed arguments for his major explanatory and therapeutic principles, the current neorevisionist versions of psychoanalysis, and the hermeneuticists' reconstruction of Freud's theory and therapy as an alternative to what they claim was a “scientistic” misconstrual of the psychoanalytic enterprise. The clinical case for Freud's cornerstone theory of repression – the claim that psychic conflict plays a causal role in producing neuroses, dreams, and bungled actions – turns out to be ill-founded for two main reasons: (...)
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  • Immunizing Strategies and Epistemic Defense Mechanisms.Maarten Boudry & Johan Braeckman - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (1):145-161.
    An immunizing strategy is an argument brought forward in support of a belief system, though independent from that belief system, which makes it more or less invulnerable to rational argumentation and/or empirical evidence. By contrast, an epistemic defense mechanism is defined as a structural feature of a belief system which has the same effect of deflecting arguments and evidence. We discuss the remarkable recurrence of certain patterns of immunizing strategies and defense mechanisms in pseudoscience and other belief systems. Five different (...)
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  • The Hypothesis That Saves the Day: Ad Hoc Reasoning in Pseudoscience.Maarten Boudry - 2013 - Logique Et Analyse 223:245-258.
    What is wrong with ad hoc hypotheses? Ever since Popper’s falsificationist account of adhocness, there has been a lively philosophical discussion about what constitutes adhocness in scientific explanation, and what, if anything, distinguishes legitimate auxiliary hypotheses from illicit ad hoc ones. This paper draws upon distinct examples from pseudoscience to provide us with a clearer view as to what is troubling about ad hoc hypotheses. In contrast with other philosophical proposals, our approach retains the colloquial, derogative meaning of adhocness, and (...)
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  • Cutting the Gordian Knot of Demarcation.Sven Ove Hansson - 2009 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23 (3):237-243.
    A definition of pseudoscience is proposed, according to which a statement is pseudoscientific if and only if it (1) pertains to an issue within the domains of science, (2) is not epistemically warranted, and (3) is part of a doctrine whose major proponents try to create the impression that it is epistemically warranted. This approach has the advantage of separating the definition of pseudoscience from the justification of the claim that science represents the most epistemically warranted statements. The definition is (...)
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  • Is Freud's Theory Well-Founded?Adolf Grünbaum - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):266-284.
  • Hermeneutics and Psychoanalysis.Robert L. Woolfolk - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):265-266.
  • Psychoanalysis: Conventional Wisdom, Self Knowledge, or Inexact Science.Murray L. Wax - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):264-265.
  • Early Freud, Late Freud, Conflict and Intentionality.Paul L. Wachtel - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):263-264.
  • Grünbaum's Challenge to Freud's Logic of Argumentation: A Reconstruction and an Addendum.Barbara Von Eckardt - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):262-263.
  • Grünbaum, Homosexuality, and Contemporary Psychoanalysis.Frederick Suppe - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):261-262.
  • Transference: One of Freud's Basic Discoveries.Hans H. Strupp - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):260-261.
  • Human Understanding and Scientific Validation.Anthony Storr - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):259-260.
  • Are Free Associations Necessarily Contaminated?Donald P. Spence - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):259-259.
  • An Argument for the Evidential Standing of Psychoanalytic Data.Howard Shevrin - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):257-259.
  • Some Gaps in Grünbaum's Critique of Psychoanalysis.Irwin Savodnik - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):257-257.
  • Grünbaum on Psychoanalysis: Where Do We Go From Here?Michael Ruse - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):256-257.
  • Grünbaum's Critique of Clinical Psychoanalytic Evidence: A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing?Morton F. Reiser - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):255-256.
  • Predicting Overt Behavior Versus Predicting Hidden States.Karl Popper - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):254-255.
  • Is There a “Two-Cultures” Model for Psychoanalysis?George H. Pollock - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):253-254.
  • The Persistence of the “Exegetical Myth”.Alessandro Pagnini - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):252-252.
  • Psychoanalysis, Case Histories, and Experimental Data.Joseph Masling - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):249-250.
  • The Question of Causality.Judd Marmor - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):249-249.
  • Evidence to Lessen Professor Grünbaum's Concern About Freud's Clinical Inference Method.Lester Luborsky - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):247-249.
  • Psychoanalysis: Science or Hermeneutics?Valerii Leibin - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):246-247.
  • The Scientific Tasks Confronting Psychoanalysis.Gerald L. Klerman - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):245-245.
  • Validating Psychoanalysis: What Methods for What Task?Horst Kächele - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):244-245.
  • Some Reflections on Testing Psychoanalytic Hypotheses.Robert R. Holt - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):242-244.
  • Repressed Infantile Wishes as the Instigators of All Dreams.J. Allan Hobson - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):241-242.
  • The Case Against Freud's Cases.Roger P. Greenberg - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):240-241.
  • Warranting Interpretations.Alan Gauld & John Shotter - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):239-240.
  • Psychoanalysis as a Social Activity.Owen J. Flanagan - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):238-239.
  • Grünbaum on Freud: Three Grounds for Dissent.Arthur Fine & Micky Forbes - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):237-238.
  • The Probative Value of the Clinical Data of Psychoanalysis.B. A. Farrell - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):236-237.
  • Failure of Treatment – Failure of Theory?Hans J. Eysenck - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):236-236.
  • Defending Freudianism.Edward Erwin - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):235-236.
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  • Psychoanalysis has a Wider Scope Than the Retrospective Discovery of Etiologies.Matthew Hugh Erdelyi - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):234-235.
  • The Evidential Value of the Psychoanalyst's Clinical Data.Marshall Edelson - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):232-234.
  • Psychoanalysis as Hermeneutics.Morris N. Eagle - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):231-232.
  • Did Freud Rely on the Tally Argument to Meet the Argument From Suggestibility?F. Cioffi - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):230-231.
  • The Scaffolding of Psychoanalysis.Peter Caws - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (2):229-230.