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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2016. № 3. Part 1. P. 37-42.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philosophical Sciences
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SCIENTIFIC SCEPTICISM AS A CULTURAL PHENOMENON AND A METHOD TO STUDY PARANORMAL AND PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC CONCEPTIONS

Bogdan Sergei Sergeevich
Surgut State Pedagogical University


Abstract. The article discovers historical and philosophical backgrounds for the origin and development of scientific scepticism as a new scientific and philosophical trend and a cultural phenomenon. The paper describes the essence and typical features of scientific scepticism as an essential method and scientists’ activity principle aimed to investigate critically any information claiming to be truthful and objective, particularly in the sphere of pseudoscience and all the forms of believing in paranormal and supernatural.
Key words and phrases: научный скептицизм, новый скептицизм, научный метод, критичность мышления, паранормальное, псевдонаука, scientific scepticism, new scepticism, scientific method, critical nature of thinking, paranormal, pseudoscience.
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