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Conspiracy Theories and Fallibilism

© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)

Many philosophers of science since Charles S. Pierce have touted fallibilism as basic to the methodology of science. Writers on conspiracy theory also often note that the views of conspiracy theorists are not fallibilistic or falsifiable. But people can mean various things by these statements. Here I briefly describe a couple of the different ways that beliefs are described as unfalsifiable or non-fallibilistic. Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Fallibilism