Epistemic Stances Towards Theories - Acceptance Use and Pursuit (Barseghyan-2015)
An attempt to answer the question of Epistemic Stances Towards Theories which states "The list of possible stances towards a theory includes acceptance, use, and pursuit."
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 January 2016||The distinction became de facto accepted by the community at that time together with the whole theory of scientific change.||Yes|
Suggestions To Reject
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2018-0013||Scientonomy||28 December 2018||Accept scientificity as a distinct epistemic stance that epistemic agents can take towards theories. Also accept several questions concerning the definition of scientificity and the applicability of scientificity to other epistemic elements as legitimate topics of scientonomic inquiry.||Open|
Epistemic Stances Towards Theories - Acceptance Use and Pursuit (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: What epistemic stances can be taken towards a theory?
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There are three distinct stances that one can take towards a theory:
- acceptance: one can take the theory as the best available description of its object;
- use: one can take the theory as a useful tool for practical applications;
- pursuit: one can take the theory as worthy of further elaboration.
- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.
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