Question Acceptance Exists
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This is a theory that states "There is such a thing as question acceptance."
Existence of Question Acceptance was formulated by William Rawleigh in 2018.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available answer to the question.
Here is the complete acceptance record of Question Acceptance Exists:
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 November 2018||The theory became accepted as a result of the acceptance of the respective suggested modification.||Yes|
Suggestions To Accept
Here are all the modifications where the acceptance of this theory has been suggested:
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2018-0003||Scientonomy||12 May 2018||Accept that the epistemic stance that can be taken by an epistemic agent towards a question is question acceptance (the opposite is unacceptance), where question acceptance is defined as "a question is said to be accepted if it is taken as a legitimate topic of inquiry".||Accepted||It was noted that "the whole point of adding questions to the ontology of epistemic elements was that we can legitimately speak of a question being accepted by a certain agent at a certain time".c1 The discussion also revealed a need to distinguish "a situation where no consensus exists from a situation where a consensus exists that a question is illegitimate".c2 In other words, "just as question acceptance, theory acceptance too seems to allow for three values: (clearly) accepted; (clearly) unaccepted; no consensus".c3 Thus, a new question was suggested concerning the binary character of epistemic stances: "are all epistemic stances binary, or do they allow for more than two values?"c4||1 November 2018|
Question Acceptance Exists is an attempt to answer the following question: Existence of Question Acceptance.
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Rawleigh emphasized that the process of scientific change involves not only theories and methods but also questions.1
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- a b Rawleigh, William. (2018) The Status of Questions in the Ontology of Scientific Change. Scientonomy 2, 1-12. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/29651.