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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 modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by William Rawleigh on 28 February 2022.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.


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

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Theories To Reject

Questions Answered

This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):


The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

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  1. ^  Rawleigh, William. (2022) Reconceiving Scientific Mosaics: A New Formalization for Theoretical Scientonomy. In Barseghyan et al. (Eds.) (2022), 83-103.