My guest appearance on the Popperian Podcast

On this episode of the Popperian Podcast (isn’t that a nice alliteration?), Jed Lea-Henry and I talk about how to distinguish between science and pseudoscience (aka the demarcation problem), Karl Popper’s famous solution, my own ‘naturalization’ of pseudoscience, the question of scientism and limits of science, the epistmology of conspiracy theories, and when it is rational to believe falsehoods. Wow, we talked for almost two hours!
Thanks a lot to Jed for inviting me, and for being so extremely well-prepared (he basically read almost all of my papers, even my unpublished manuscript about pseudoscience that is coming out soon). I had loads of fun!

Here’s the episode on YouTube and a bunch of other platforms.

The Popperian Podcast #6 – Steve Fuller – ‘Karl Popper vs. Thomas Kuhn’ The Popperian Podcast

This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Steve Fuller. They speak about Steve’s book Kuhn Vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science, how Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn each regarded the scientific method, the differences between these two conceptions, the significance of the arguments involved and how they defined both science and public opinion (and continue to do so), the history of science and how it should be understood, the moral implications and responsibilities associated with each man’s theory, how the disagreement played out over time, and what happened at the infamous 1965 Popper-Kuhn debate at Bedford College, University of London.   Steve Fuller holds the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He is the founder of the research program of social epistemology, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the UK Academy of Social Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, the leading ‘ecomodernist’ think-tank, and an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the leading ‘transhumanist’ think-tank. Steve is the author of twenty-five books, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. *** Kuhn Vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Results for Kuhn Vs.Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science | Book Depository). *** You can follow Steve Fuller’s ongoing work at: Steve Fuller ( and Steve Fuller | University of Warwick – Support via Patreon – Support via PayPal – Shop – Support via Bitcoin – 31wQMYixAJ7Tisp773cSvpUuzr2rmRhjaW Website – The Popperian Podcast — Jed Lea-Henry Libsyn – The Popperian Podcast ( Youtube – The Popperian Podcast – YouTube Twitter – RSS – *** Underlying artwork by Arturo Espinosa
  1. The Popperian Podcast #6 – Steve Fuller – ‘Karl Popper vs. Thomas Kuhn’
  2. The Popperian Podcast #5 – Maarten Boudry – ‘Diagnosing Pseudoscience – Why the Demarcation Problem Matters’
  3. The Popperian Podcast #4 – Robin Attfield – ‘Pre-echoes of Popper – Xenophanes and Parmenides’
  4. The Popperian Podcast #3 – Nicholas Maxwell – ‘More Popperian than Popper’
  5. The Popperian Podcast #2 – Matteo Collodel – ‘Karl Popper vs. Paul Feyerabend’