Theory Use

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What does it mean to say that a theory is used? How should theory use be defined?

Traditionally, the terms acceptance, use, and pursuit have not been distinguished. Confusion between the three terms leads to serious misunderstanding, thus their clarification is of great importance. 1p. 30 Thus, distinguishing between these terms is of great importance.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Theory Use (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. It is defined as: "A theory is said to be used if it is taken as an adequate tool for practical application."

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

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CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 January 2016Yes

All Theories

The following definitions of the term have been suggested:
TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Theory Use (Barseghyan-2015)A theory is said to be used if it is taken as an adequate tool for practical application.2015
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Accepted Theories

The following definitions of the term have been accepted:
CommunityTheoryAccepted FromAccepted Until
ScientonomyTheory Use (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 2016

Suggested Modifications

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Current Definition

In Scientonomy, the accepted definition of the term is Theory Use (Barseghyan-2015).

Theory Use (Barseghyan-2015) states: "A theory is said to be used if it is taken as an adequate tool for practical application."

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Ontology

Existence

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted claims concerning the existence of Theory Use.

Disjointness

In Scientonomy, no classes are currently accepted as disjoint with Theory Use.

Subtypes

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted subtypes of Theory Use.

Supertypes

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Associations

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Dynamics

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Related Topics

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References

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