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The suggested modification proposes that compatibility is an epistemic stance agents can take towards elements in and outside of mosaics. A key qualifier of the suggested compatibility stance is that it is distinct. In addition to the existing epistemic stances of acceptance, use, pursuit, and employment, compatibility can be used to describe a particular unexplored relation between epistemic elements that the other stances cannot. Moreover, compatibility is a stance that may be taken in addition to/ combination with other stances. Lastly, the modification also suggests that compatibility is a binary, reflexive, and symmetric relation, which raises the question of whether there exist any cases that defy this qualifier.
A uniqueness of the suggested modification is that it proposes compatibility can be used to describe elements inside and not inside a mosaic. Unlike the existing epistemic stances, compatibility 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. One questionable feature of compatibility is it is binary, which the author suggests as part of the modification. Although it is clear how compatibility can be a binary relation, it does not immediately appear to be the case that it must be a binary relation . Many elements are candidates for the compatibility test and can be compared to each other easily. For example, a belief C may only make sense in light of the combination of belief A and B, but not A alone or B alone.
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