Does a normative theory exist?
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Zoe Sebastien in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. The following claim concerning the existence of Normative Theory is currently accepted in Scientonomy:
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|1 January 2016||Existence of Normative Theory became accepted by virtue of the acceptance of Normative Theory. It was acknowledged as an open question by the Scientonomy Seminar 2015.||Yes|
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||23 January 2017
||Accept a new ontology of scientific change where the two fundamental elements are theories - both descriptive and normative - and methods.
||The community has agreed that after the solution of the paradox of normative propositions, there are no obstacles for including normative propositions into the ontology of scientific change.c1 c2 c3 It was also agreed that including normative propositions into the ontology of scientific change "would allow us to grasp the role that methodological and ethical rules play in science".c4
||15 February 2017
In Scientonomy, the following claim concerning the existence of Normative Theory is currently accepted:
Normative Theory Exists states: "There is such a thing as a normative theory."
According to Sebastien, "normative propositions are relevant to the process of scientific change", i.e. "they "can be part of the scientific mosaic".1p. 2