Compatibility Criteria (Barseghyan-2015)
A definition of Compatibility Criteria that states "Criteria for determining whether two theories are compatible or incompatible."
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|Scientonomy||1 January 2016||The definition became de facto accepted by the community at that time together with the whole theory of scientific change.||Yes|
Compatibility Criteria (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is compatibility criteria? How should it be defined?
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After a community has satisfied both demarcation criteria and acceptance criteria, the community in question must properly define compatibility criteria so as to determine whether two theories are mutually compatible or incompatible. If two incompatible theories are employed for the same domain at the same time, the logic law of noncontradiction would be violated. However, the compatibility criteria may turn out to be changeable and may need not necessarily coincide with the logical law of noncontradiction. 1 Thus, a proper definition of compatibility criteria is of great importance in order to explicate any method.
- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.