Delineating Theory (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)
This is a definition of Delineating Theory that states "A second-order theory identifying the set of core questions of a discipline."
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One can specify a discipline in terms of a set of its core questions. A delineating theory is a second-order theory identifying this set of core questions, and allowing it to exist as an epistemic element within the mosaic.1 For example, the delineating theory of modern physics might identify 'How do matter and energy behave?' as a core question of modern physics.
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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.