Does an epistemic presupposition exist?
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. The following claim concerning the existence of Epistemic Presupposition is currently accepted in Scientonomy:
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|1 August 2021||Existence of Epistemic Presupposition became accepted by virtue of the acceptance of Epistemic Presupposition. This 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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||1 August 2021
||Accept the definitions of logical presupposition and epistemic presupposition.
||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
In Scientonomy, the following claim concerning the existence of Epistemic Presupposition is currently accepted:
Epistemic Presupposition Exists states: "There is such a thing as an epistemic presupposition."
According to Barseghyan and Levesley, questions can have epistemic presuppositions.