Epistemic Elements - Questions and Theories (Barseghyan-2018)

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An attempt to answer the question of Epistemic Elements which states "The two basic classes of elements that can undergo scientific change are questions and theories, where each theory is an attempt to answer a certain question, and method is a subtype of normative theory."

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Epistemic Elements - Questions and Theories was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2018.1

History

Acceptance Record

This theory has never been accepted.

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ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2018-0006Scientonomy8 October 2018Accept the new ontology of epistemic elements with, theories and questions are the two basic epistemic elements where and each theory is an attempt to answer a certain question, theories can be of three types – descriptive, normative, or definitions, and methods are a subtype of normative theory.Open

Question Answered

Epistemic Elements - Questions and Theories (Barseghyan-2018) is an attempt to answer the following question: What are the fundamental epistemic elements that undergo scientific change?

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Description

In this ontology of epistemic elements, theories are conceived of as attempts to answer certain questions. Theories can be of three types – descriptive, normative, or definitions. Method is understood as a subtype of normative theory. The ontology also posits that both questions and theories of all types – including methods – can be accepted. Finally, the ontology suggests that normative theories of all types can be employed.

References

  1. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2018) Redrafting the Ontology of Scientific Change. Scientonomy 2, 13-38. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31032.

Contributors

Hakob Barseghyan (100.0%)