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Theory comparison/methodology/Lakatos/Feyerabend: "the relativity theory from 1919 is superior to the Newtonian celestial mechanics".
For Lakatos, such valuations (which he calls "general scientific wisdom") form a useful basis for methodological discussions because they are recognized by the vast majority of scholars. "Although there are very few consensus on a general criterion for the scientific character of theories, there is widespread agreement on particular and fixable achievements."
The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes: Volume 1: Philosophical Papers (Philosophical Papers (Cambridge)) Cambridge 1980
Wider den Methodenzwang Frankfurt 1997
Erkenntnis für freie Menschen Frankfurt 1979