History of Scientific Change

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What is history of scientific change? How should it be defined?

Concerning the process of scientific change, the existence of a descriptive discipline concerned only with historical questions, seems necessary in order to reconstruct the state of a mosaic at any given time. History of Scientific Change is therefore one of the key concepts in current scientonomy. Thus, its proper definition is of great importance to recognize a descriptive theory of scientific change.

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. History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015) states "A descriptive discipline that attempts to trace and explain individual changes in the scientific mosaic."

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History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015)A descriptive discipline that attempts to trace and explain individual changes in the scientific mosaic.2015
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In Scientonomy community, the accepted definition of the term is History of Scientific Change (Barseghyan-2015). It is defined as: "A descriptive discipline that attempts to trace and explain individual changes in the scientific mosaic."

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To reconstruct the state of a mosaic at time t, it is necessary to understand which theories were accepted at the time, and which methods were employed at the time. 1p. 12 This process is the concern of historical (empirical) questions. Theory of scientific change, although closely linked is concerned with theoretical questions. History of Scientific Change is one of the key concepts in current scientonomy. Thus, its proper definition is of great importance to recognize a descriptive theory of scientific change. Read More

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References

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

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