Epistemic Stances Towards Methods

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What are the specific epistemic stances that can be taken by epistemic agents exclusively towards methods?

Different types of norms can in principle have their own additional epistemic stances, thus it is important to explicitly state and clarify these specific stances. The point of this question is to specify the specific stances that an agent can take towards methods, in addition to the stances that can be taken to all types of norms. For the sake of keeping the clutter at a minimum, here we should list only those stances that are specific to methods, so there is no need to reiterate the more general stances that can be taken towards normative theories or all theories in general.

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. Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - None (Barseghyan-2018) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject. Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - None (Barseghyan-2018) states "There are no additional epistemic stances that can be taken exclusively towards methods."

History

When the redrafted ontology of scientific change became accepted in September 2019, the question of epistemic stances towards methods was clarified to inquire only about any additional stances that can be taken specifically towards methods. Thus the answers to this question should no longer list the possible stances that one can take towards all normative theories or theories of all types, to avoid unnecessary clutter. Instead, only those stances that are specific to methods should be listed here.

Acceptance Record

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Scientonomy1 April 2016This is when the community accepted its first answer to this question, Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015), which indicates that the question itself is legitimate.Yes

All Theories

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TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015)The list of possible stances towards a method is limited to employment.2015
Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - None (Barseghyan-2018)There are no additional epistemic stances that can be taken exclusively towards methods.2018
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Accepted Theories

The following theories have been accepted as answers to this question:
CommunityTheoryAccepted FromAccepted Until
ScientonomyEpistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 20161 September 2019
ScientonomyEpistemic Stances Towards Methods - None (Barseghyan-2018)1 September 2019

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Current View

In Scientonomy community, the accepted theory on the subject is Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - None (Barseghyan-2018). It states: "There are no additional epistemic stances that can be taken exclusively towards methods." As methods are a subtype of normative theory, all the epistemic stances that an epistemic agent can take towards normative theories can also be taken towards methods. There are no additional epistemic stances specific to methods. Read More

Related Topics

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Contributors

Hakob Barseghyan (55.2%), Jacqueline Sereda (44.8%)