Epistemic utility

Epistemic utility: The value of scientific hypotheses (including laws and theories) insofar as they are, for example, true, consistent with other claims believed to be true and precise.

Source: What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.