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This is a category of topic (question, problem).  
 
 
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In this encyclopedia, topics or questions can be of three basic types:
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* [[:Category:Definitional Topic|Definitional (analytic)]]: A question is ''definitional'', if an answer to the question is a [[:Category:Definition|definition]]. Examples of definitional topics include ''What is theory?'', ''How should theory be defined?'' etc.
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* [[:Category:Descriptive Topic|Descriptive (explanatory)]]: A question is ''descriptive'', if an answer to the question is a [[:Category:Descriptive Theory|descriptive theory]]. Examples of descriptive topics include ''What is the mechanism of scientific change?'', ''How do criteria of demarcation change through time?'', ''Can there be unchangeable methods of theory assessment?'', etc.
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* [[:Category:Normative Topic|Normative (prescriptive)]]: A question is ''normative'', if an answer to the question is a [[:Category:Normative Theory|normative theory]] (i.e. an evaluation/prescription of a certain course of action). Examples of normative topics include ''How should we evaluate new theories?'', ''How should a TSC be assessed?''
  
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==Semantic Map==
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Here is a simplified class diagram for the sub-categories of ''topic''.
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To add a new question/topic, do so under one of the sub-categories below.
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        <Description>Every topic is defined by its key question at issue. For definitional (analytic) topics, the question is usually stated as "What is X?" (e.g. What is ''theory''? How should we define ''theory''?). For non-definitional (synthetic) topics the question usually concerns a certain object/process (e.g. How do theories become accepted?).</Description>
 
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        <Description>Describe how past philosophers or scientists addressed the key question of the topic before the inception of scientonomy. </Description>
 
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        <Description>Describe any changes to the subject of this article since the establishment of scientonomy.</Description>
 
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        <Description>A topic can be a sub-topic of another more general topic. To determine whether this topic is a sub-topic of another topic, ask if the question of the topic is a sub-question of some more general question. E.g. "How do theories become accepted?" is a sub-question of "How do theories and methods change through time?"</Description>
 
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        <Description>State the currently accepted position on the topic. If it is a definition, state the current definition. If it is a synthetic proposition, state the current formulation.</Description>
 
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Latest revision as of 04:55, 5 September 2016

This is a category of topic (question, problem).

In this encyclopedia, topics or questions can be of three basic types:

  • Definitional (analytic): A question is definitional, if an answer to the question is a definition. Examples of definitional topics include What is theory?, How should theory be defined? etc.
  • Descriptive (explanatory): A question is descriptive, if an answer to the question is a descriptive theory. Examples of descriptive topics include What is the mechanism of scientific change?, How do criteria of demarcation change through time?, Can there be unchangeable methods of theory assessment?, etc.
  • Normative (prescriptive): A question is normative, if an answer to the question is a normative theory (i.e. an evaluation/prescription of a certain course of action). Examples of normative topics include How should we evaluate new theories?, How should a TSC be assessed?

Semantic Map

Here is a simplified class diagram for the sub-categories of topic.

Definitional TopicDescriptive TopicNormative TopicWiki Semantic Map Topic and Its Subtypes.png

To add a new question/topic, do so under one of the sub-categories below.

Subcategories

This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.