Epistemic Community Can be Part of Non-Epistemic Community (Overgaard-2017)
An attempt to answer the question of Epistemic Community as Part of Non-Epistemic Community which states "A non-epistemic community can consist of epistemic communities."
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|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2017-0015||Scientonomy||19 May 2017||Provided that the distinction between epistemic and non-epistemic communities is accepted, accept that a non-epistemic community can consist of epistemic communities.||Open||The modification can only become accepted once modifications Sciento-2017-0013 and Sciento-2017-0014 all become accepted.|
Epistemic Community Can be Part of Non-Epistemic Community (Overgaard-2017) is an attempt to answer the following question: Can an epistemic community be the sub-community of a non-epistemic community?
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According to Overgaard, communities that do not have a collective intentionality to know the world can still have sub-communities that do have such an intentionality. Overgaard illustrates this with the example of Google, a company that can be considered a non-epistemic community as its collective intentionality is that to make profit. Yet, as an innovative company, Google has many sub-communities which do have a collective intentionality to know the world, such as "a research and development team trying to better know Internet technologies, or a marketing team trying to better know how to reach consumers".1 By definition, these sub-communities are epistemic. Thus, argues Overgaard, it is possible for an epistemic community to be the sub-community of a non-epistemic community.
No reasons are indicated for this theory.
- Overgaard, Nicholas. (2017) A Taxonomy for the Social Agents of Scientific Change. Scientonomy 1, 55-62. Retrieved from https://www.scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/28234.