Multiple Authority Delegation (Patton-2019)

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This is a definition of Multiple Authority Delegation that states "Epistemic agent A is said to engage in a relationship of multiple authority delegation over question x iff A delegates authority over question x to more than one epistemic agent."

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This definition of Multiple Authority Delegation was formulated by Paul Patton in 2019.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term.

Scientonomic History

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Scientonomy6 February 2023The definition became accepted as a result of the acceptance of the respective modification.Yes

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Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Date Assessed Verdict Verdict Rationale
Sciento-2019-0017 Scientonomy 26 December 2019 Accept the definitions of authority delegation, and its subtypes, that generalize the currently accepted definitions to apply to all epistemic agents, rather than only communities. 6 February 2023 Accepted The commentators found the modification uncontroversial.c1 c2 It was noted that the modification "merely attempts to capture what is already de facto accepted - namely, the idea that authority can be delegated by and to epistemic agents of all kinds (both communal and individual)" as indicated by the "fact that the canonical examples of authority delegation often involve individual experts (see, for example, Loiselle 2017)".c3 It was agreed that the modification "introduces a necessary rewording in the definitions of authority delegation and its species".c4

Question Answered

Multiple Authority Delegation (Patton-2019) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is multiple authority delegation? How should it be defined?

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Description

The definition tweaks the original definition of the term by Loiselle to ensure that the relationship of multiple authority delegation can obtain between epistemic agents of all types. It also substitutes question for topic, as the former is the proper scientonomic term that should be used.

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References

  1. ^  Patton, Paul. (2019) Epistemic Tools and Epistemic Agents in Scientonomy. Scientonomy 3, 63-89. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33621.