Epistemic Stances Towards Methods

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What epistemic stances can be taken towards a method?

What are the types of stances that epistemic agents can take towards methods? Can methods become accepted, used, and/or pursued? Or is it the case that methods can only be employed/unemployed? For instance, suppose a new method is designed to satisfy some abstract requirement x, but it is not yet become employed by the community as their method of theory evaluation. Is this method merely unemployed or can it also be said to be pursued in some sense?

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. Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject. Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015) states "The list of possible stances towards a method is limited to employment."

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Scientonomy1 April 2016This is when the community accepted its first answer to this question, Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015), which indicates that the question itself is legitimate.Yes

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Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015)The list of possible stances towards a method is limited to employment.2015
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ScientonomyEpistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015)1 January 2016

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In Scientonomy community, the accepted theory on the subject is Epistemic Stances Towards Methods - Employment (Barseghyan-2015). It states: "The list of possible stances towards a method is limited to employment." The only stance that an epistemic agent can take towards a method is employment, i.e. a method is either employed or unemployed by an agent in theory evaluation. Read More

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Contributors

Hakob Barseghyan (39.9%), Jacqueline Sereda (60.1%)