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Accept the definition of implication as a logical transition from one theory to another.

The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Kye Palider on 23 December 2019.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.


The scientonomic discourse does not have a readily available way to talk about the plurality of ways an epistemic agent may reason with. Although classical logic may serve as a basis for describing most deductive arguments made by agents, it has several shortcomings in its applicability. For one, it is anachronistic as classical logic as a formal science was not available to epistemic agents in all time periods. In addition, many non-classical logics are not readily presentable by a classical logic framework. However, most importantly, classical logic only captures truth-preserving deductive reasoning when agents ubiquitously use forms of inductive reasoning as well.

The notion of implication aims to capture all facets of reasoning under one term. It aims to describe a descriptive transition or argument between certain premises and a conclusion, that can be either deductive or inductive. Implication should enable an historian to talk about all sorts of rule-governed arguments given by agents, even if they do not follow the rules of classical logic.


Theories To Accept

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Questions Answered

This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):

  • Implication: What is implication? How should it be defined?


The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

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  1. ^  Palider, Kye. (2019) Reasons in the Scientonomic Ontology. Scientonomy 3, 15-31. Retrieved from