Scientificity Is a Subtype of Epistemic Stance (Sarwar-Fraser-2018)

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This is a theory that states "Scientificity is a subtype of Epistemic Stance, i.e. epistemic stance is a supertype of scientificity."

Scientificity Is a Subtype of Epistemic Stance (Sarwar-Fraser-2018) was formulated by Patrick Fraser and Ameer Sarwar in 2018.1

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Suggestions To Accept

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Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Verdict Verdict Rationale Date Assessed
Sciento-2018-0013 Scientonomy 28 December 2018 Accept scientificity as a distinct epistemic stance that epistemic agents can take towards theories. Also accept several questions concerning the definition of scientificity and the applicability of scientificity to other epistemic elements, such as methods and questions, as legitimate topics of scientonomic inquiry. Open

Questions Answered

Scientificity Is a Subtype of Epistemic Stance (Sarwar-Fraser-2018) is an attempt to answer the following questions: Subtypes of Epistemic Stance and Supertypes of Scientificity.


Sarwar and Fraser argued that in addition to other epistemic stances, there is also the stance of scientificity. Thus, epistemic agents can consider a theory scientific or unscientific regardless of whether they accept, use, or pursue it. As such, they argue, scientificity is a distinct epistemic stance.1


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  1. a b  Sarwar, Ameer and Fraser, Patrick. (2018) Scientificity and The Law of Theory Demarcation. Scientonomy 2, 55-66. Retrieved from