A model is proposed for the evaluation of philosophical thought generated within the chiropractic profession. This model is patterned after the Kaminski et al. model used to evaluate chiropractic procedures and practices. Decisions about the knowledge status of a philosophical query are made by following a flow chart. These decisions are made based on the query items' ability to be adequately defined, philosophical plausibility and survival of philosophical "testing." The query is assigned a status as to its adequacy in terms of philosophical knowledge. The model is demonstrated using example queries. Its applications are examined and problems of implementation are discussed.
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