Cyrus Al-Zayadi is a Canadian scientonomist notable for his work on disciplines in scientonomic ontology.
Here are all the modifications suggested by Al-Zayadi:
- Sciento-2021-0006: Accept new definitions of subquestion, core question, core theory, discipline, delineating theory, subdiscipline, and discipline acceptance. The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Paul Patton and Cyrus Al-Zayadi on 1 August 2021.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
The following table contains all the theories formulated by Al-Zayadi:
|Core Theory (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||Definition||A core theory of a discipline is a theory presupposed by the discipline’s core questions.||2021|
|Subquestion (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||Definition||A question Q is a subquestion of another question Q’, iff any direct answer to Q is also a partial answer to Q’.||2021|
|Core Question (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||Definition||A core question of a discipline is a question identified in the discipline’s delineating theory as definitive of the discipline.||2021|
|Discipline Acceptance (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||Definition||A discipline is said to be accepted by an epistemic agent if that agent accepts the core questions specified in the discipline’s delineating theory as well as the delineating theory itself.||2021|
|Subdiscipline (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||Definition||A discipline A is a subdiscipline of another discipline B, iff the set of questions of A, QA, is a proper subset of the questions of B, QB, i.e. QA ⸦ QB.||2021|
|Delineating Theory (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||Definition||A second-order theory identifying the set of core questions of a discipline.||2021|
|Discipline (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||Definition||A discipline is characterized by (1) a non-empty set of core questions Q and (2) the delineating theory stating that Q are the core questions of the discipline.||2021|
Here are all the questions formulated by Al-Zayadi:
- Core Question: What is core question? How should it be defined?
- Core Theory: What is core theory? How should it be defined?
- Delineating Theory: What is delineating theory? How should it be defined?
- Discipline Acceptance: What is discipline acceptance? How should it be defined?
- Mechanism of Discipline Acceptance: What is the mechanism of discipline acceptance? How do disciplines become accepted?
- Mechanism of Discipline Rejection: What is the mechanism of discipline rejection? How do disciplines become rejected?
- Subdiscipline: What is subdiscipline? How should it be defined?
- Subquestion: What is subquestion? How should it be defined?
- Theories Shaping Core Questions: How do theories within a discipline shape and change the core questions of the disciplines?
Here are the works of Al-Zayadi included in the bibliographic records of this encyclopedia:
- Patton and Al-Zayadi (2021): Patton, Paul and Al-Zayadi, Cyrus. (2021) Disciplines in the Scientonomic Ontology. Scientonomy 4, 59-85. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/37123.
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- Patton, Paul and Al-Zayadi, Cyrus. (2021) Disciplines in the Scientonomic Ontology. Scientonomy 4, 59-85. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/37123.