Scope of Scientonomy - All Scales (Barseghyan-2015)
This is an answer to the question Scope of Scientonomy - Time Fields and Scale that states "Scientonomy should provide explanations of all kinds of changes to the scientific mosaic at all scales from the most minor transitions to the most major."
|1 January 2016
|The theory was introduced by Barseghyan in The Laws of Scientific Change pp. 61-72 and became de facto accepted by the community at that time together with the whole theory of scientific change.
Scope of Scientonomy - All Scales (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: For changes in the mosaic of what time period ought a scientonomic theory account? For changes in which fields of inquiry ought it to account? Ought it deal only in grand changes, or should it account for minor changes as well?
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Any change in a mosaic is within the scope of scientonomy. Scientonomy should explain not only major transitions in the mosaic such as those from the Aristotelian-Medieval set of theories to those of Descartes and his followers, but also relatively minor transitions, such as a transition from "the Solar system has 7 planets" to "the Solar system has 8 planets".
The question of actual taxonomy of scales is to be settled by an actual scientonomic theory. A scientonomic theory may distinguish between between grand and minor changes, revolutions and normal-science changes, or hard core and auxiliary changes; in any case, it ought to provide explanations at changes at all levels.
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- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.