Pursuit as Distinct from Acceptance (Barseghyan-2015)

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This is an answer to the question Pursuit as Acceptance that states "Pursuit is a distinct epistemic stance that is not reducible to or expressible through acceptance."

Pursuit as Distinct from Acceptance was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available answer to the question.

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Scientonomy1 January 2016This view is implicit in the accepted ontology of epistemic stances and has therefore been tacitly accepted since the inception of scientonomy. It was first explicated on January 18, 2018 in Scientonomy Seminar 2018.Yes

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Pursuit as Distinct from Acceptance (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: Is the category of theory pursuit really distinct from that of theory acceptance?

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As a distinct epistemic stance, theory pursuit is not reducible to acceptance.


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