Epistemic Element

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What is epistemic element? How should it be defined?

In a framework that views the process of scientific change as a series of transitions in epistemic stances of epistemic agents towards epistemic elements it is important to have a clear notion of what an epistemic element is.

In the scientonomic context, this term was first used by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015. The term is currently accepted by Scientonomy community.

Scientonomic History

The term has been explicitly in use since 2018; several articles published in the 2018 issue of Scientonomy explicitly make use of the term epistemic element and take it for granted that these are part of the process of scientific change.1234 Yet, the term has been tacitly accepted since the inception of the community, as indicated by the acceptance of an ontology of epistemic elements.

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of this term (it includes all the instances when the term was accepted as a part of a community's taxonomy):
CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 January 2016The term epistemic element has been de facto accepted since the inception of the community, as indicated by the fact that there has been an accepted ontology of epistemic elements from the outset.Yes

All Theories

According to our records, no definition of the term has been suggested.If a definition of this term is missing, please click here to add it.

Accepted Theories

According to our records, no definition of the term has ever been accepted.

Suggested Modifications

According to our records, there have been no suggested modifications on this term.

Current Definition

Although an explicit definition of the term is yet to be suggested, epistemic elements are roughly understood as those semantic entities towards which an epistemic agent can take an epistemic stance.

The term currently has no accepted definition.

Ontology

Existence

In Scientonomy, it is currently accepted that "There is such a thing as an epistemic element."

Subtypes

In Scientonomy, the accepted subtypes of Epistemic Element are:

Supertypes

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted supertypes of Epistemic Element.

Associations

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted associations of Epistemic Element.

Disjointness

In Scientonomy, no classes are currently accepted as disjoint with Epistemic Element.

Epistemic Stances Towards Epistemic Elements

In Scientonomy, the accepted answer to the question is:

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Dynamics

Mechanism of Scientific Inertia for Epistemic Elements

In Scientonomy, the accepted answer to the question is:

  • An element of the mosaic remains in the mosaic unless replaced by other elements.

Necessary Epistemic Elements

In Scientonomy, the accepted answer to the question is:

  • In order for the process of scientific change to be possible, the mosaic must necessarily contain at least one employed method.


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References

  1. ^  Rawleigh, William. (2018) The Status of Questions in the Ontology of Scientific Change. Scientonomy 2, 1-12. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/29651.
  2. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2018) Redrafting the Ontology of Scientific Change. Scientonomy 2, 13-38. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31032.
  3. ^  Fraser, Patrick and Sarwar, Ameer. (2018) A Compatibility Law and the Classification of Theory Change. Scientonomy 2, 67-82. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31278.
  4. ^  Sarwar, Ameer and Fraser, Patrick. (2018) Scientificity and The Law of Theory Demarcation. Scientonomy 2, 55-66. Retrieved from https://www.scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31275.