Epistemic Agents - Community (Barseghyan-2015)

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An attempt to answer the question of Epistemic Agents which states "Only a community can be the bearer of a scientific mosaic."

Epistemic Agents - Community was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject.


Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of Epistemic Agents - Community (Barseghyan-2015):
CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 January 2016This 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

Question Answered

Epistemic Agents - Community (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?

See Epistemic Agents for more details.


There is only one type of epistemic agents that can bear a mosaic - community.1pp. 43-52 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.


  1. a b  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.


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