Supertypes of Definition
What are the supertypes of a definition?
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2018. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. The following supertype of Definition is currently accepted in Scientonomy:
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||8 October 2018||Supertypes of Definition became accepted by virtue of the acceptance of Definition. The question became accepted as legitimate with the publication of Barseghyan's Redrafting the Ontology of Scientific Change.||Yes|
|Definition Is a Subtype of Theory (Barseghyan-2018)||Definition is a subtype of Theory, i.e. theory is a supertype of definition.||2018|
|Community||Theory||Accepted From||Accepted Until|
|Scientonomy||Definition Is a Subtype of Theory (Barseghyan-2018)||1 September 2019|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2018-0006||Scientonomy||8 October 2018||Accept the new ontology of epistemic elements with, theories and questions are the two basic epistemic elements where and each theory is an attempt to answer a certain question, theories can be of three types – descriptive, normative, or definitions, and methods are a subtype of normative theory.||Accepted||Following a series of off-line discussions, a consensus emerged concerning this modification: it was agreed that the modification is to be accepted.c1 It was mentioned that most of the elements of this new ontology "has already been accepted by the scientonomic community".c2 It was also stressed that "the consensus has been manifested on several occasions, including the first scientonomy conference in May 2019 in Toronto, where several of the presenters treated this new ontology as accepted."c3 The fact that the consensus concerning this modification has been achieved primarily off-line, i.e. outside of the discussion pages of this encyclopedia suggests that the scientonomic "workflow must have a way of accommodating these discussions".c4||1 September 2019|
Definition Is a Subtype of Theory (Barseghyan-2018) states: "Definition is a subtype of Theory, i.e. theory is a supertype of definition."
According to Barseghyan, definitions are essentially a species of theories.