Epistemic Agents - Communities (Barseghyan-2015)
This is an answer to the question Epistemic Agents that states "Only a community can be the bearer of a scientific mosaic."
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 January 2016||This ontology of epistemic agents was tacitly accepted even before its explicit formulation in 2018. Thus, it has the same acceptance date as the rest of the original TSC.||Yes|
Suggestions To Reject
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2019-0015||Scientonomy||26 December 2019||Accept that there are two types of epistemic agents – individual and communal. Also accept the question of applicability of the laws of scientific change to individuals as a legitimate topic of scientonomic inquiry.||Open|
Epistemic Agents - Communities (Barseghyan-2015) is an attempt to answer the following question: Who can be a bearer of a mosaic? Can a community be a bearer of a mosaic? Can an individual be a bearer of a mosaic? Can an instrument be a bearer of a mosaic?
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There is only one type of epistemic agents that can bear a mosaic - community.1 As for individual epistemic agents, their status and role in the process of scientific change is unclear; thus, individuals are left out of the ontology of epistemic agents.
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- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.