Procedural Method (Barseghyan-2015)
A definition of Procedural Method that states "A method which doesn't presuppose any contingent propositions."
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Procedural Method (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is procedural method? How should it be defined?
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The definition assumes that it is possible to conceive of methods that do not presuppose any substantive knowledge about the world. If a method doesn't presuppose any accepted theories other than definitions, the method is procedural.1 As a possible example of a procedural method, Barseghyan mentions what he calls the deductive acceptance method, according to which "if a proposition is deductively inferred from other accepted propositions, it is to be accepted".1 This method, according to Barseghyan presupposes only some definition of deductive inference as well as some very abstract method such as "only accept the best available theories".1 The latter is another possible instance of a procedural method, as it too doesn't seem to presuppose any substantive knowledge of the world.
- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.