first proposed by Imre Lakatos (1922 - 1974) who suggested that criterion should be drafted which could then be used to evaluate competing scientific principles and theories. Lakatos suggested that the criterion be derived from his own criteria set for in the philosophical world for competing theses. This process was proposed against the then currently preferred method of falsification first proposed by Kuhn and Popper.

METACRITERION: "Meta-criterion were developing by Imre Lakatos as a set of principles from which other criterion and studies could be assess."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "METACRITERION," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed September 25, 2022).


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