Maxim Mirkin is a Canadian scientonomist who has worked on the status of technological knowledge in the process of scientific change.
Here are all the modifications suggested by Mirkin:
- Sciento-2018-0011: Accept the three-fold distinction between explicit, explicable-implicit, and inexplicable. The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Maxim Mirkin and Hakob Barseghyan on 28 December 2018.1 The modification was accepted on 1 September 2019. The consensus on this modification emerged primarily off-line. It was agreed that "the modification should be accepted".c1 It was also agreed "that the three-fold distinction is to be accepted as it introduces a distinction between explicable-implicit and inexplicable and thus contributes to the clarity of discussions concerning implicit and explicit."c2
- Sciento-2018-0012: Accept that propositional technological knowledge – i.e. technological questions, theories, and methods – can be part of a mosaic. The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Maxim Mirkin on 28 December 2018.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
TheoriesThe following table contains all the theories formulated by Mirkin:
|Explicable-Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)||Definition||Propositional knowledge that hasn’t been openly formulated by the agent.||2018|
|Inexplicable (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)||Definition||Non-propositional knowledge, i.e. knowledge that cannot, even in principle, be formulated as a set of propositions.||2018|
|Technological Knowledge as Part of Mosaic (Mirkin-2018)||Descriptive||Propositional technological knowledge can be accepted and be part of a mosaic||2018|
|Explicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)||Definition||Propositional knowledge that has been openly formulated by the agent.||2018|
|Implicit (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)||Definition||Not explicit.||2018|
Here are all the questions formulated by Mirkin:
- Explicable-Implicit: What is explicable-implicit knowledge? How should it be defined?
- Explicit: What is explicit knowledge? How should it be defined?
- Implicit: What is implicit knowledge? How should it be defined?
- Inexplicable: What is inexplicable knowledge? How should it be defined?
- Rejection of Data: When data points are rejected as inaccurate, the First Law (perhaps via the Theory Rejection Theorem) would predict that those propositions are replaced by something. What are they replaced by?
Here are the works of Mirkin included in the bibliographic records of this encyclopedia:
- Barseghyan and Mirkin (2019): Barseghyan, Hakob and Mirkin, Maxim. (2019) The Role of Technological Knowledge in Scientific Change. In Héder and Nádasi (Eds.) (2019), 5-17.
- Mirkin (2018): Mirkin, Maxim. (2018) The Status of Technological Knowledge in the Scientific Mosaic. Scientonomy 2, 39-53. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/29645.
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- Mirkin, Maxim. (2018) The Status of Technological Knowledge in the Scientific Mosaic. Scientonomy 2, 39-53. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/29645.