Epistemic Presupposition

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What is epistemic presupposition? How should it be defined?

While theories are answers to questions, questions themselves often presuppose theories. The notion of presupposition can be understood logically or epistemically. Here, the task is to define the notion of epistemic presupposition.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Nichole Levesley in 2019. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community.


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Scientonomy1 August 2021This is when Barseghyan and Levesley's Question Dynamics that offered a definition of the term was published. This is a good indication that the question of how the term is to be defined is considered legitimate by the community.Yes

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Epistemic Presupposition (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)A theory is said to be an epistemic presupposition of a question for some agent, iff the agent accepts that accepting any direct answer to the question will necessitate accepting the theory.2021
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Suggested Modifications

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ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2021-0001Scientonomy1 August 2021Accept the definitions of logical presupposition and epistemic presupposition.Open

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