A definition of Reason that states "An agent takes theory A to be a reason for theory B iff the agent accepts that A→B, employs ε, and accepts (ε, A, A→B) →ε (Should accept B)."
Suggestions To Accept
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2019-0010||Scientonomy||23 December 2019||Accept the new definitions of sufficient reason, reason, support, and normative inference.||Open|
Reason (Palider-2019) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is reason? Hos should it be defined?
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A Reason is a theory that is potentially hypothetical, i.e. not accepted, that may serve serve, if accepted, as a Sufficient Reason (Palider-2019) for accepting another theory. For example, one may say that a double-blind trial will constitute a reason for accepting a drug's efficacy, even if the double-blind trial has not yet been done.
A reason is separated into components of Implication (Palider-2019), Normative Inference (Palider-2019), and employment of a relevant method. These components as a whole assure that the reason implies the theory to be accepted, normatively infers that the theory to be accepted should be accepted, and that the method by which that normative inference is evaluated is actually employed. Notably, it does not involve the acceptance of the theory serving as a reason, which is what separates a reason from a sufficient reason.
No reasons are indicated for this theory.
- Palider, Kye. (2019) Reasons in the Scientonomic Ontology. Scientonomy 3, 15-31. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33557.