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In this encyclopedia, topics or questions can be of three basic types:
* [[:Category:Definitional Topic|Definitional (analytic)]]: A question is ''definitional'', if an answer to the question is a [[:Category:Definition|definition]]. Examples of definitional topics include ''What is theory?'', ''How should theory be defined?'' etc.
* [[:Category:Descriptive Topic|Descriptive (explanatory)]]: A question is ''descriptive'', if an answer to the question is a [[:Category:Descriptive Theory|descriptive theory]]. Examples of descriptive topics include ''What is the mechanism of scientific change?'', ''How do criteria of demarcation change through time?'', ''Can there be unchangeable methods of theory assessment?'', etc.
* [[:Category:Normative Topic|Normative (prescriptive)]]: A question is ''normative'', if an answer to the question is a [[:Category:Normative Theory|normative theory]] (i.e. an evaluation/prescription of a certain course of action). Examples of normative topics include ''How should we evaluate new theories?'', ''How should a TSC be assessed?''
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