Bearers of Mosaic - Communities (Barseghyan-2015)

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This is an answer to the question Bearers of Mosaic that states "Only a community can be a bearer of a scientific mosaic."

Bearers of Mosaic - Communities was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1

Scientonomic History

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Scientonomy1 January 2016This claim was tacitly accepted even before its explicit formulation in 2018. Thus, it has the same acceptance date as the rest of the original TSC.No8 October 2018With the publication of Barseghyan's redrafted ontology that coined the term epistemic agent the question of the bearers of a mosaic was superseded by the question of subtypes of epistemic agent. As a result, the answer to the former was also rejected.

Question Answered

Bearers of Mosaic - Communities (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: Who can be a bearer of a mosaic? Can a community be a bearer of a mosaic? Can an individual be a bearer of a mosaic? Can an instrument be a bearer of a mosaic?

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There is only one type of agents that can bear a mosaic - community.1pp. 43-52 As for individual epistemic agents, their status and role in the process of scientific change is unclear; thus, the notion of an individual bearing a mosaic is problematic.


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  1. a b  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.