Accept the new definition of theory acceptance which makes explicit that accepted theories are a subset of scientific theories.
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Note that if both this modification and modification Sciento-2018-0006 become accepted, it will be necessary to adjust the resulting definition of theory acceptance such that Barseghyan's definition includes the idea that accepted theories are a subset of scientific theories.
Theories To Accept
- Theory Acceptance (Fraser-Sarwar-2018): An accepted theory is a scientific theory that is taken as the best available description or prescription of its object.
Theories To Reject
- Theory Acceptance (Sebastien-2016): A theory is said to be accepted if it is taken as the best available description or prescription of its object.
This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):
- Theory Acceptance: What does it mean to say that a theory is accepted? How should theory acceptance be defined?
The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
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- Fraser, Patrick and Sarwar, Ameer. (2018) A Compatibility Law and the Classification of Theory Change. Scientonomy 2, 67-82. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31278.