What is demarcation criteria? How should it be defined?
It is necessary to define demarcation criteria in order to understand the method of any scientific community. The definition of method suggests that it can consist of different criteria for theory assessment. The question is how demarcation criteria are different from other criteria of theory evaluation. Thus, it is a key concept in current Scientonomy.
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. Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015) states "Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific."
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 January 2016||Yes|
|Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015)||Criteria for determining whether a theory is scientific or unscientific.||2015|
|Community||Theory||Accepted From||Accepted Until|
|Scientonomy||Demarcation Criteria (Barseghyan-2015)||1 January 2016|
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This topic is also related to the following topic(s):
- Scientific Change
- Mechanism of Scientific Change
- Mechanism of Theory Acceptance
- Compatibility Criteria
- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.
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