Accept a new model-theoretic definition of scientific mosaic, according to which, a scientific mosaic is a model of all epistemic elements accepted or employed by the epistemic agent.
The notion of scientific mosaic is central to scientonomy and intends to capture the state of an agent’s scientific knowledge at a given point in time. The currently accepted definition of the term, “a set of all epistemic elements accepted and/or employed by an epistemic agent”, is a syntactic definition that fails to provide a theoretically robust investigational framework that would allow scientonomists to fruitfully explore mosaics and their minutiae. Pressingly, this definition leaves open some troubling semantic questions about the nature of deducibility and meaning within scientonomy’s theoretical framework. This modification aims to remedy the problem by proposing a semantic definition of scientific mosaic.
Theories To Accept
- Scientific Mosaic (Rawleigh-2022): A model of all epistemic elements accepted or employed by the epistemic agent.
Theories To Reject
- Scientific Mosaic (Barseghyan-2018): A set of all epistemic elements accepted and/or employed by an epistemic agent.
This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):
- Scientific Mosaic: What is scientific mosaic? How should it be defined?
The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
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- Rawleigh, William. (2022) Reconceiving Scientific Mosaics: A New Formalization for Theoretical Scientonomy. In Barseghyan et al. (Eds.) (2022), 83-103.