History of Scientific Change

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What is history of scientific change? How should it be defined?

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. History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. It is defined as: "A descriptive discipline that attempts to trace and explain individual changes in the scientific mosaic."

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

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Scientonomy1 January 2016Yes

All Theories

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History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015)A descriptive discipline that attempts to trace and explain individual changes in the scientific mosaic.2015
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Accepted Theories

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ScientonomyHistory of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 2016

Suggested Modifications

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Current Definition

In Scientonomy, the accepted definition of the term is History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015).

History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015) states: "A descriptive discipline that attempts to trace and explain individual changes in the scientific mosaic."

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To reconstruct the state of a mosaic at time t, it is necessary to understand which theories were accepted at the time, and which methods were employed at the time. 1p. 12 This process is the concern of historical (empirical) questions. Theory of scientific change, although closely linked is concerned with theoretical questions. History of Scientific Change is one of the key concepts in current scientonomy. Thus, its proper definition is of great importance to recognize a descriptive theory of scientific change.

Ontology

Existence

There is currently no accepted view concerning the existence of history of scientific changes.

Disjointness

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Subtypes

No classes are currently accepted as subtypes of a history of scientific change.

Supertypes

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Associations

No associations of a history of scientific change are currently accepted.


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Dynamics

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Related Topics

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References

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