Accept that communities can consist of other communities, i.e. that there is such a thing as a sub-community.
The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Nicholas Overgaard on 19 May 2017.1 This modification presupposes the acceptance of Sciento-2017-0012. The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
It is obvious that communities can consist of other communities, i.e. subcommunities. For instance, the University of Toronto can be treated as a community. There are many subcommunities within this large community, such as the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science (IHPST). The community of scientonomists can be thought of as a subcommunity within the community of the IHPST. While clearly part of larger communities, the community of scientonomists has its own collective intentionality and, therefore, qualifies as a community. Thus, it is important to accept that communities can consist of other communities.
Theories To Accept
- Sub-Communities Exist (Overgaard-2017): Communities can consist of other communities.
This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):
- Existence of Sub-Communities: Is there such a thing as a sub-community? Can communities consist of other communities?
The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
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- Overgaard, Nicholas. (2017) A Taxonomy for the Social Agents of Scientific Change. Scientonomy 1, 55-62. Retrieved from https://www.scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/28234.