What is subdiscipline? How should it be defined?
Many scientific disciplines are subdisciplines of other disciplines. For instance, evolutionary biology is a subdiscipline of biology, epistemology is a subdiscipline of philosophy, etc. It is important therefore to have a definition of subdiscipline.
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. At the moment, the term has no accepted definition in Scientonomy.
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 August 2021||This is when Patton and Al-Zayadi's Disciplines in the Scientonomic Ontology that offered a definition of the term was published. This is a good indication that the question of how the term is to be defined is considered legitimate by the community.||Yes|
|Subdiscipline (Patton-Al-Zayadi-2021)||A discipline A is a subdiscipline of another discipline B, iff the set of questions of A, QA, is a proper subset of the questions of B, QB, i.e. QA ⸦ QB.||2021|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2021-0006||Scientonomy||1 August 2021||Accept new definitions of subquestion, core question, core theory, discipline, delineating theory, subdiscipline, and discipline acceptance.||Open|
There is currently no accepted view concerning the existence of subdisciplines.
No classes are currently accepted as being disjoint with this class.
No classes are currently accepted as subtypes of a subdiscipline.
No classes are currently accepted as supertypes of a subdiscipline.
No associations of a subdiscipline are currently accepted.
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