Inexplicable

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What is inexplicable knowledge? How should it be defined?

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Maxim Mirkin and Hakob Barseghyan in 2018. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Inexplicable (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. Inexplicable (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018) states "Non-propositional knowledge, i.e. knowledge that cannot, even in principle, be formulated as a set of propositions."

History

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of this question (it includes all the instances when the question was accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by a community):
CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy28 December 2018The publication of Maxim Mirkin's The Status of Technological Knowledge in the Scientific Mosaic is an indication of the acceptance of the term by the community.Yes

All Theories

The following theories have attempted to answer this question:
TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Inexplicable (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)Non-propositional knowledge, i.e. knowledge that cannot, even in principle, be formulated as a set of propositions.2018
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Accepted Theories

The following theories have been accepted as answers to this question:
CommunityTheoryAccepted FromAccepted Until
ScientonomyInexplicable (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018)1 September 2019

Suggested Modifications

Here is a list of modifications concerning this topic:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2018-0011Scientonomy28 December 2018Accept the three-fold distinction between explicit, explicable-implicit, and inexplicable.AcceptedThe consensus on this modification emerged primarily off-line. It was agreed that "the modification should be accepted".c1 It was also agreed "that the three-fold distinction is to be accepted as it introduces a distinction between explicable-implicit and inexplicable and thus contributes to the clarity of discussions concerning implicit and explicit."c21 September 2019

Current View

In Scientonomy community, the accepted definition of the term is Inexplicable (Mirkin-Barseghyan-2018). It is defined as: "Non-propositional knowledge, i.e. knowledge that cannot, even in principle, be formulated as a set of propositions." The category is agent-relative and encompasses that knowledge which cannot - even in principle - be explicated. The definition was first suggested by Hakob Barseghyan and Maxim Mirkin in their The Role of Technological Knowledge in Scientific Change1 and was restated by Mirkin in his The Status of Technological Knowledge in the Scientific Mosaic. Read More

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References

  1. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob and Mirkin, Maxim. (2019) The Role of Technological Knowledge in Scientific Change. In Héder and Nádasi (Eds.) (2019), 5-17.

Contributors

Hakob Barseghyan (100.0%)