Provided that the definition of community is accepted, accept new definitions of epistemic community and non-epistemic community as sub-types of 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.
TODO: Nick add the preamble
Accept the following taxonomy for two subtypes of community:
- Epistemic Community (Overgaard-2017): A community that has a collective intentionality to know the world.
- Non-Epistemic Community (Overgaard-2017): A community that does not have a collective intentionality to know the world.
This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):
- Epistemic Community: What is epistemic community? How should it be defined? I.e. how is it different from non-epistemic community?
- Non-Epistemic Community: What is non-epistemic community? How should it be defined? I.e. how can it be differentiated from epistemic community?
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 http://www.scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/28234.