Nichole Levesley

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Nichole Levesley (born 20 March 2000) is a Canadian scientonomist notable for her work on question dynamics and the diagrammatic notation for visualizing belief systems.


Suggested Modifications

Here are all the modifications suggested by Levesley:

  • Sciento-2021-0001: Accept the definitions of logical presupposition and epistemic presupposition. The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Hakob Barseghyan and Nichole Levesley on 1 August 2021.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.
  • Sciento-2021-0002: Accept the law of question acceptance as a new scientonomic axiom, the question rejection theorem, and a number of questions for future research. The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Hakob Barseghyan and Nichole Levesley on 1 August 2021.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

Theories

The following table contains all the theories formulated by Levesley:

TitleTypeFormulationFormulated In
Epistemic Presupposition (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)DefinitionA theory is said to be an epistemic presupposition of a question for some agent, iff the agent accepts that accepting any direct answer to the question will necessitate accepting the theory.2021
The Law of Question Acceptance (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)DescriptiveA question becomes accepted only if all of its epistemic presuppositions are accepted and it is accepted that the question is answerable.2021
Question Rejection theorem (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)DescriptiveA question becomes rejected when other elements that are incompatible with the question become accepted.2021
Logical Presupposition (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)DefinitionA 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

Questions

Here are all the questions formulated by Levesley:

Publications

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References

  1. a b  Barseghyan, Hakob and Levesley, Nichole. (2021) Question Dynamics. Scientonomy 4, 1-19. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/37120.