Contextual Appraisal theorem (Barseghyan-2015)
An attempt to answer the question of Nature of Appraisal which states "Theory assessment is an assessment of a proposed modification of the mosaic by the method employed at the time."
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Contextual Appraisal theorem (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is the nature of theory appraisal? Does actual theory assessment concern an individual theory taken in isolation from other theories?
See Nature of Appraisal for more details.
Theory assessment is an assessment of a proposed modification of the scientific mosaic by the method employed at the time. By the first law, a theory already in the mosaic is no longer appraised. By the second law, it is only assessed when it first enters the mosaic1.
- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.
- Longino, Helen. (1990) Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry. Princeton University Press.