History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015)

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This is a definition of History of Scientific Change that states "A descriptive discipline that attempts to trace and explain individual changes in the scientific mosaic."

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This definition of History of Scientific Change was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term.

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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.


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