Logical Presupposition

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What is logical presupposition? How should it be defined?

While theories are answers to questions presuppose theories. The concept of logical presupposition is meant to denote the logical (as opposed to epistemic) aspect of the relation of presupposition.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Nichole Levesley in 2021. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the term has no accepted definition in Scientonomy.

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

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CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 August 2021This 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

All Theories

The following definitions of the term have been suggested:
TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Logical Presupposition (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)A theory is said to be a logical presupposition of a question, iff the theory is logically entailed by any direct answer to the question.2021
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Accepted Theories

According to our records, no definition of the term has ever been accepted.

Suggested Modifications

Here is a list of modifications concerning this term:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2021-0001Scientonomy1 August 2021Accept the definitions of logical presupposition and epistemic presupposition.Open

Current Definition



There is currently no accepted view concerning the existence of logical presuppositions.


No classes are currently accepted as being disjoint with this class.


No classes are currently accepted as subtypes of a logical presupposition.


No classes are currently accepted as supertypes of a logical presupposition.


No associations of a logical presupposition are currently accepted.

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