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 term has no accepted definition in Scientonomy.
|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|
|Delineating Theory (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||A second-order theory identifying the set of core questions of a 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 view concerning the existence of delineating theorys.
No classes are currently accepted as being disjoint with this class.
No classes are currently accepted as subtypes of a delineating theory.
No classes are currently accepted as supertypes of a delineating theory.
No associations of a delineating theory are currently accepted.
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