Epistemic Community

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What is epistemic community? How should it be defined? I.e. how is it different from non-epistemic community?

The term is widely used in many contexts when referring to communities that have to do with knowledge. The term needs a proper definition to make it clear what differentiates epistemic communities from non-epistemic communities.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Nicholas Overgaard in 2016. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.

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Scientonomy10 September 2016The question became accepted with the publication of Overgaard's A Taxonomy for Social Agents of Scientific Change.1Yes

All Theories

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TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Epistemic Community (Overgaard-2017)A community that has a collective intentionality to know the world.2017
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Accepted Theories

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Suggested Modifications

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ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2017-0014Scientonomy19 May 2017Provided that the definition of community is accepted, accept new definitions of epistemic community and non-epistemic community as sub-types of community.Open

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Open Questions

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  • Non-Epistemic Community: What is non-epistemic community? How should it be defined? I.e. how can it be differentiated from epistemic community? The topic has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.

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References

  1. ^ Overgaard (2016) 

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