Delineating Theory

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What is delineating theory? How should it be defined?

The notion of delineating theory, or discipline's delineating theory is meant to denote the second-order theory that characterizes a discipline. Thus, it plays an important role in uncovering how exactly scientific disciplines differ from one another.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Paul Patton and Cyrus Al-Zayadi in 2021. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.

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Scientonomy1 August 2021This 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

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TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Delineating Theory (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)A second-order theory identifying the set of core questions of a discipline.2021
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Suggested Modifications

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ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2021-0006Scientonomy1 August 2021Accept new definitions of subquestion, core question, core theory, discipline, delineating theory, subdiscipline, and discipline acceptance.Open

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