Status of Reasons

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Do epistemic communities accept reasons during theory acceptance? If they do, what is the nature of the relationship between reasons and scientific change? Is it possible for a theory to remain accepted while the original reason for its acceptance is replaced by another?

Epistemic communities seem to accept or reject reasons for theories. Currently, Scientonomy does not accept reasons and thus lacks an account of the status of reasons. Are reasons theories? Are reasons theories about theories? Are they components of scientific mosaics?

Imagine a scenario where a theory T is accepted because of reason R1. However, 'R1 is later replaced by another reason 'R2. Does this change necessarily entail that T should be replaced as well?

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan, Abdullah Sarwar and Intishar Kazi in 2018. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.

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This question is a subquestion of Mechanism of Theory Acceptance.