Accept the new definition of theory acceptance which makes explicit that accepted theories are a subset of scientific theories.
The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Patrick Fraser and Ameer Sarwar on 28 December 2018.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
An epistemic stance of scientificity has been proposed by Patrick Fraser and Ameer Sarwar in modification Sciento-2018-0013.2 If that modification becomes accepted, it will be necessary to adjust the definition of theory acceptance to include the idea that accepted theories are a subset of scientific theories.
Theories To Accept
- Theory Acceptance (Fraser-Sarwar-2018): An accepted theory is a scientific theory that is taken as the best available description or prescription of its object.
Theories To Reject
- Theory Acceptance (Barseghyan-2018): A theory is said to be accepted by an epistemic agent if it is taken as the best available answer to its respective question.
This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):
- Theory Acceptance: What does it mean to say that a theory is accepted? How should theory acceptance be defined?
The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
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- ^ Fraser, Patrick and Sarwar, Ameer. (2018) A Compatibility Law and the Classification of Theory Change. Scientonomy 2, 67-82. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31278.
- ^ Sarwar, Ameer and Fraser, Patrick. (2018) Scientificity and The Law of Theory Demarcation. Scientonomy 2, 55-66. Retrieved from https://www.scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31275.