Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015)

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A definition of Demarcation Criteria that states "Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific."

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This definition of Demarcation Criteria was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term.


Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015):
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Scientonomy1 January 2016The definition became de facto accepted by the community at that time together with the whole theory of scientific change.Yes

Question Answered

Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is demarcation criteria? How should it be defined?

See Demarcation Criteria for more details.




  1. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.