Discipline Acceptance (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)
A definition of Discipline Acceptance that states "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."
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Discipline Acceptance (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is discipline acceptance? How should it be defined?
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Theories and questions can both be the subject of the epistemic stances of epistemic agents. 234 Disciplines like biology, physics, and astrology can also be the subject of such stances. For example, biology and physics are accepted by the scientific community of the modern world as disciplines, but astrology is rejected. In our 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.1
This definition takes discipline acceptance to be derivative of theory acceptance and question acceptance. It requires first, that an agent accepts the delineating theory that specifies that a particular set of core questions characterize a discipline. For example, the scientific community accepts that the question 'how do matter and energy behave? is a core question of modern physics. The community also accepts the question itself. Therefore, they can be said to accept physics as a discipline. The scientific community of the modern world also accepts that the question 'how do the positions of celestial objects at the time of one's birth influence one's character?' is a core question of astrology. However, they do not accept the question itself, because they reject its supposition that such an influence exists. Thus, the scientific community rejects the discipline of astrology.
No reasons are indicated for this theory.
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