Epistemic Community Exists

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This is a theory that states "There is such a thing as an epistemic community."

Existence of Epistemic Community was formulated by Nicholas Overgaard in 2017.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available answer to the question.

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of Epistemic Community Exists:
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Scientonomy19 May 2017The existence of epistemic communities became de facto accepted after the publication of Overgaard's A Taxonomy for the Social Agents of Scientific Change where the term was coined. This is indicated by the fact that scientonomers have been customarily using the term to refer to various communal agents.Yes

Question Answered

Epistemic Community Exists is an attempt to answer the following question: Existence of Epistemic Community.

See Existence of Epistemic Community for more details.


The claim of the existence of epistemic communities can be traced back to Overgaard, who presented the distinction between epistemic and non-epistemic communities in his A Taxonomy for the Social Agents of Scientific Change.1


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  1. a b  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.