Tautological Status of The Second Law (Barseghyan-2015)

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Is Barseghyan's original second law a tautology?

As any law, Barseghyan's original second law attempts to forbid certain courses of action, for otherwise it would lack any empirical content and would be a tautology. Thus, the question is whether Barseghyan's original second law is tautological or non-tautological, i.e. whether there are any conceivable courses of events under which the second law can in principle be violated.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Rory Harder in 2013. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. The Second Law (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available answer to the question. It is formulated as: "Barseghyan's original second law is tautological."

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Scientonomy1 January 2016The question became accepted with the acceptance of the original theory of scientific change.Yes

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The Second Law (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Barseghyan-2015)Barseghyan's original second law is tautological.2015

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ScientonomyThe Second Law (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 2016

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In Scientonomy, the accepted answer to the question is The Second Law (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Barseghyan-2015).

The Second Law (Barseghyan-2015) is Tautological (Barseghyan-2015) states: "Barseghyan's original second law is tautological." According to Barseghyan's initial position, "the second law is not a law in the traditional sense, for normally a law is supposed to have some empirical content, i.e. its opposite should be conceivable at least in principle. Obviously, the second law is a tautology, since it follows from the definition of employed method".1p. 129, footnote

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References

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