Status of Normative Propositions

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What is the status of normative propositions in a scientific mosaic?

Normative propositions prescribe something, and include such things as: scientific methodologies and ethical rules.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Zoe Sebastien in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Normative Propositions as Part of the Ontology of Scientific Change (Sebastien-2017) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject. Normative Propositions as Part of the Ontology of Scientific Change (Sebastien-2017) states "Normative propositions (such as those of methodology or ethics) can be part of a mosaic and undergo change."

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Scientonomy1 January 2016It was acknowledged as an open question by the Scientonomy Seminar 2015.Yes

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Normative Propositions as Part of the Ontology of Scientific Change (Sebastien-2017)Normative propositions (such as those of methodology or ethics) can be part of a mosaic and undergo change.2017
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ScientonomyNormative Propositions as Part of the Ontology of Scientific Change (Sebastien-2017)15 February 2017

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Current View

In Scientonomy community, the accepted theory on the subject is Normative Propositions as Part of the Ontology of Scientific Change (Sebastien-2017). It states: "Normative propositions (such as those of methodology or ethics) can be part of a mosaic and undergo change." This view follows from the ontology of scientific change, suggested by Zoe Sebastien. According to that ontology, a mosaic can consist of not only descriptive but also normative theories. Read More

Related Topics

This topic is a sub-topic of Epistemic Elements.

Contributors

Jacob MacKinnon (8.5%), Hakob Barseghyan (36.0%), Jacqueline Sereda (55.6%)