Tautological Status of the Law of Theory Demarcation
Is the law of theory demarcation a tautology, i.e. can it in principle be violated?
As any law, the law of theory demarcation attempts to forbid certain courses of action, for otherwise it would lack any empirical content and would be a tautology. The question is whether the law is tautological or non-tautological, i.e. whether there are conceivable circumstances under which the law can in principle be violated.
|The Law of Theory Demarcation is Not a Tautology (Sarwar-Fraser-2018)||The law of theory demarcation is not a tautology.||2018|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2018-0014||Scientonomy||28 December 2018||Accept the law of theory demarcation as a new scientonomic axiom. Also accept questions concerning indicators of scientificity as legitimate topics of scientonomic inquiry.||Open|
There is currently no accepted answer to this question.
This topic is a sub-topic of Mechanism of Theory Demarcation.