Demarcation Criteria

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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 the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. It is defined as: "Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific."

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

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CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 January 2016Yes

All Theories

The following definitions of the term have been suggested:
TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015)Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific.2015
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Accepted Theories

The following definitions of the term have been accepted:
CommunityTheoryAccepted FromAccepted Until
ScientonomyDemarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 2016

Suggested Modifications

According to our records, there have been no suggested modifications on this term.

Current Definition

In Scientonomy, the accepted definition of the term is Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015).

Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015) states: "Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific."

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Ontology

Existence

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted claims concerning the existence of Demarcation Criteria.

Disjointness

In Scientonomy, no classes are currently accepted as disjoint with Demarcation Criteria.

Subtypes

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted subtypes of Demarcation Criteria.

Supertypes

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted supertypes of Demarcation Criteria.

Associations

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted associations of Demarcation Criteria.


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Dynamics

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Related Topics

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