What is discipline? How should it be defined?
Most epistemic agents classify knowledge into disciplines; e.g. disciplines are a ubiquitous feature of modern science. Thus, having a definition of discipline is an important first step in understanding the role of disciplines in the process of scientific change.
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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|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|
|Discipline (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||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|
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|Sciento-2021-0006||Scientonomy||1 August 2021||Accept new definitions of subquestion, core question, core theory, discipline, delineating theory, subdiscipline, and discipline acceptance.||Open|
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