Mechanism of Discipline Acceptance

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What is the mechanism of discipline acceptance? How do disciplines become accepted?

Most epistemic communities classify knowledge into categories. Some epistemic communities organize subcommunities devoted to expanding particular categories of knowledge. Disciplines and disciplinary boundaries are ubiquitous features of modern science. Scientonomy has posited mechanisms of theory and question acceptance. Answering the question of the mechanism of discipline acceptance is critical importance to theoretical scientonomy.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Paul Patton and Cyrus Al-Zayadi in 2021. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community.

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Scientonomy21 February 2024The question became accepted as a result of the acceptance of the respective modification.Yes

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