Epistemic Presupposition (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)

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A definition of Epistemic Presupposition that states "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."

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This definition of Epistemic Presupposition was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Nichole Levesley in 2021.1


Acceptance Record

This theory has never been accepted.

Suggestions To Accept

Here are all the modifications where the acceptance of this theory has been suggested:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2021-0001Scientonomy1 August 2021Accept the definitions of logical presupposition and epistemic presupposition.Open

Question Answered

Epistemic Presupposition (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is epistemic presupposition? How should it be defined?

See Epistemic Presupposition for more details.


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  1. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob and Levesley, Nichole. (2021) Question Dynamics. Scientonomy 4, 1-19. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/37120.