Epistemic Presupposition (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)
This is 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."
This definition of Epistemic Presupposition was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Nichole Levesley in 2021.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term.
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||6 February 2023||The definition was accepted as a result of the acceptance of the respective modification.||Yes|
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|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2021-0001||Scientonomy||1 August 2021||Accept the definitions of logical presupposition and epistemic presupposition.||Accepted||It was emphasized that the "modification is appealing given the presence of questions as a basic class of epistemic element in our ontology and the need to reference their presuppositions in observational scientonomy alongside proposed laws concerning questions in theoretical scientonomy".c1 The commentators agreed that "an epistemic agent could plausibly accept all the epistemic presuppositions without necessarily accepting all the logical presuppositions".c2 They also also noted that "accepting separate definitions of logical presupposition and epistemic presupposition would improve the specificity of our communal knowledge - and perhaps our visualization capabilities".c3 Specifically, "there is clear value in distinguishing logical and epistemic presuppositions in scientonomic diagrams".c4 Finally, the commentators highlighted the importance of the distinction for the law of question acceptance.c5 c6||6 February 2023|
Epistemic Presupposition (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021) is an attempt to definition the following question: What is epistemic presupposition? How should it be defined?
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- Barseghyan, Hakob and Levesley, Nichole. (2021) Question Dynamics. Scientonomy 4, 1-19. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/37120.