Scope of Scientonomy - Implicit and Explicit (Barseghyan-2017)
This is an answer to the question Scope of Scientonomy - Explicit and Implicit that states "A scientonomic theory ought to distinguish between explicit statements of methodology, and actual employed methods, which may sometimes be implicit. It ought to account for employed methods, whether they correspond with stated methodology, or are purely implicit."
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Scope of Scientonomy - Implicit and Explicit (Barseghyan-2017) is an attempt to answer the following question: Ought a scientonomic theory account for only changes to explicit elements of the mosaic or must it also deal with changes in implicit elements that are not openly stated?
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The methods employed in theory assessment do not always correspond to the professed scientific methodology, and may be purely implicit. Thus, a scientonomic theory ought to distinguish between accepted methodologies and employed methods. Because of their role in theory assessment, and thus in determining the contents of the scientific mosaic, a scientonomic theory ought to include employed methods, whether they are explicit or implicit. 1
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- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.