FairMormon is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing well-documented answers to criticisms of LDS doctrine, belief and practice.
Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets/Considering Joseph Smith/Paradigm debate/A Pragmatic Approach
|Deciding “Which Problems are more significant to have solved?”||
A FairMormon Analysis of: Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets, a work by author:
|Ian Barbour’s Critical Realism|
A Pragmatic Approach to Paradigm Debate
- Theories are neither verified, nor falsified, but assessed by a variety of criteria. (Barbour, 116)
- It makes a great deal of sense to ask which of two actual and competing theories fits the facts better. (Kuhn, 147).
Paradigm choice is a value-based tentative decision (that is, faith), not rule-based final decision (that is, not perfect knowledge).