What is demarcation criteria? How should it be defined?
It is necessary to define demarcation criteria in order to understand the method of any scientific community. The definition of method suggests that it can consist of different criteria for theory assessment. The question is how demarcation criteria are different from other criteria of theory evaluation. Thus, it is a key concept in current Scientonomy.
In Scientonomy, the accepted definition of the term is:
- Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific.
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 January 2016||Yes|
|Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015)||Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific.||2015|
|Community||Theory||Accepted From||Accepted Until|
|Scientonomy||Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015)||1 January 2016|
Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015) states: "Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific."
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This term is also related to the following topic(s):
- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.