Subdiscipline

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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.

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Scientonomy1 August 2021This 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

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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. QAQB.2021
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ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2021-0006Scientonomy1 August 2021Accept new definitions of subquestion, core question, core theory, discipline, delineating theory, subdiscipline, and discipline acceptance.Open

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