Epistemic Stances Towards Epistemic Elements - Compatibility (Fraser-Sarwar-2018)
This is an answer to the question Epistemic Stances Towards Epistemic Elements that states "The stance of compatibility can be taken towards an epistemic element."
Epistemic Stances Towards Epistemic Elements - Compatibility was formulated by Patrick Fraser and Ameer Sarwar in 2018.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available answer to the question.
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|Scientonomy||1 October 2021||The theory became accepted as a result of the acceptance of the respective suggested modification.||Yes|
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|Sciento-2018-0016||Scientonomy||28 December 2018||Accept compatibility as a distinct epistemic stance that can be taken towards epistemic elements of all types. Also accept that compatibility is binary, reflexive, and symmetric. Transitivity of compatibility holds only within mosaics, not in general.||Accepted||The community agreed that the compatibility is "a distinct epistemic stance, separable, in principle, from that of theory acceptance",c1 as it is "a stance that may be taken in addition to/combination with other stances".c2 The reviewers agreed that "Fraser and Sarwar argue convincingly that elements outside the mosaic can be assessed for compatibility with other elements inside or outside the mosaic",c3 since it "can be used to compare elements that are all part of a mosaic, all not part of a mosaic, or some combination of the two".c4 It was also argued that "since we accept the existence of compatibility criteria... we should also accept that there is such a stance as compatibility".c5 Finally, it was also suggested that the idea of compatibility as a binary relation is to be further explored.c6||1 October 2021|
Epistemic Stances Towards Epistemic Elements - Compatibility (Fraser-Sarwar-2018) is an attempt to theory the following question: What types of epistemic stances can be taken by epistemic agents towards epistemic elements?
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Fraser and Sarwar argued that, as an epistemic stance, compatibility can be taken towards epistemic elements of all types.1
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- a b Fraser, Patrick and Sarwar, Ameer. (2018) A Compatibility Law and the Classification of Theory Change. Scientonomy 2, 67-82. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31278.