Method Is a Subtype of Epistemic Element (Barseghyan-2015)

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This is a theory that states "Method is a subtype of Epistemic Element, i.e. epistemic element is a supertype of method."

Method Is a Subtype of Epistemic Element (Barseghyan-2015) was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of Method Is a Subtype of Epistemic Element (Barseghyan-2015):
CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 January 2016The claim was tacitly accepted together with the rest of the original TSC. It was made explicit on January 16, 2017 when Nicholas Overgaard suggested that the question of ontology of a certain field shouldn't be answered via definitions alone. See Modification_talk:Sciento-2016-0002 for details.No1 September 2019The claim became rejected with the acceptance of Modification:Sciento-2018-0006.

Suggestions To Reject

These are all the modifications where the rejection of the theory has been suggested:

Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Date Assessed Verdict Verdict Rationale
Sciento-2018-0006 Scientonomy 8 October 2018 Accept the new ontology of epistemic elements with, theories and questions are the two basic epistemic elements where and each theory is an attempt to answer a certain question, theories can be of three types – descriptive, normative, or definitions, and methods are a subtype of normative theory. 1 September 2019 Accepted Following a series of off-line discussions, a consensus emerged concerning this modification: it was agreed that the modification is to be accepted.c1 It was mentioned that most of the elements of this new ontology "has already been accepted by the scientonomic community".c2 It was also stressed that "the consensus has been manifested on several occasions, including the first scientonomy conference in May 2019 in Toronto, where several of the presenters treated this new ontology as accepted."c3 The fact that the consensus concerning this modification has been achieved primarily off-line, i.e. outside of the discussion pages of this encyclopedia suggests that the scientonomic "workflow must have a way of accommodating these discussions".c4

Questions Answered

Method Is a Subtype of Epistemic Element (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following questions: Subtypes of Epistemic Element and Supertypes of Method.



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