What is core question? How should it be defined?
A scientific discipline normally deals with a great number of questions. However, not all of the question of a discipline are made equal, with some being more central than others. As the concept of core question intends to capture these central questions of a discipline, it is helpful to have a proper definition of the term.
In the scientonomic context, this term was first used by Paul Patton and Cyrus Al-Zayadi in 2021. The term is currently accepted by Scientonomy community.
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 August 2021||This is when Patton and Al-Zayadi's Disciplines in the Scientonomic Ontology that offered a definition of the term was published. This is a good indication that the question of how the term is to be defined is considered legitimate by the community.||Yes|
|Core Question (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||A core question of a discipline is a question identified in the discipline’s delineating theory as definitive of the discipline.||2021|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2021-0006||Scientonomy||1 August 2021||Accept new definitions of subquestion, core question, core theory, discipline, delineating theory, subdiscipline, and discipline acceptance.||Open|
There is currently no accepted answer to this question.
There is currently no accepted view concerning the existence of core questions.
No classes are currently accepted as being disjoint with this class.
No classes are currently accepted as subtypes of a core question.
No classes are currently accepted as supertypes of a core question.
No associations of a core question are currently accepted.
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