Singular Authority Delegation (Patton-2019)
This is a definition of Singular Authority Delegation that states "Epistemic agent A is said to engage in a relationship of singular authority delegation over question x iff A delegates authority over question x to exactly one epistemic agent."
This definition of Singular 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.
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||6 February 2023||The definition became accepted as a result of the acceptance of the respective modification.||Yes|
Suggestions To Accept
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|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|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.||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||6 February 2023|
Singular Authority Delegation (Patton-2019) is an attempt to definition the following question: What is singular authority delegation? How should it be defined?
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The definition tweaks the original definition of the term by Loiselle to ensure that the relationship of singular 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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- ^ 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.