Associations of Theory
How is the class of theory associated with other classes (and itself)? What aggregation, composition, or other association relations can exist between theories, as well as between a theory and instances of other classes?
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. The following associations of Theory are currently accepted in Scientonomy:
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 January 2016||Associations of Theory became accepted by virtue of the acceptance of Theory. The term became accepted together with the rest of the original TSC.||Yes|
|Theory Answers Question (Rawleigh-2018)||A theory is an answer to a question.||2018|
|Question Can Presuppose Theories (Barseghyan-Levesley-2019)||A question can presuppose theories.||2019|
|Community||Theory||Accepted From||Accepted Until|
|Scientonomy||Theory Answers Question (Rawleigh-2018)||26 September 2018|
|Scientonomy||Question Can Presuppose Theories (Barseghyan-Levesley-2019)||15 May 2019|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2018-0006||Scientonomy||8 October 2018||Accept the new ontology of epistemic elements with, theories and questions are the two basic epistemic elements where and each theory is an attempt to answer a certain question, theories can be of three types – descriptive, normative, or definitions, and methods are a subtype of normative theory.||Accepted||Following a series of off-line discussions, a consensus emerged concerning this modification: it was agreed that the modification is to be accepted.c1 It was mentioned that most of the elements of this new ontology "has already been accepted by the scientonomic community".c2 It was also stressed that "the consensus has been manifested on several occasions, including the first scientonomy conference in May 2019 in Toronto, where several of the presenters treated this new ontology as accepted."c3 The fact that the consensus concerning this modification has been achieved primarily off-line, i.e. outside of the discussion pages of this encyclopedia suggests that the scientonomic "workflow must have a way of accommodating these discussions".c4||1 September 2019|
In Scientonomy, the following associations of Theory are currently accepted:
Theory Answers Question (Rawleigh-2018) states: "A theory is an answer to a question."
Question Can Presuppose Theories (Barseghyan-Levesley-2019) states: "A question can presuppose theories."