Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015)

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This is an answer to the question Epistemic Stances Towards Methods that states "The list of possible stances towards a method is limited to employment."

Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1

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Scientonomy1 January 2016The theory became de facto accepted by the community at that time together with the whole theory of scientific change.No1 September 2019The theory became rejected as a ripple effect of the acceptance of the new ontology of epistemic stances through the respective suggested modification.

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Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: What types of epistemic stances can be taken by epistemic agents towards methods?

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The only stance that an epistemic agent can take towards a method is employment, i.e. a method is either employed or unemployed by an agent in theory evaluation.


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