Sufficient Reason

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What is sufficient reason? How should it be defined?

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Kye Palider in 2019.


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Sufficient Reason (Palider-2019)An agent takes theory A to be a sufficient reason for (accepting) theory B iff the following four conditions are met:

(1) The agent accepts A.

(2) The agent accepts that AB.

(3) The agent employs ε.

(4) The agent accepts (ε, A, AB) →ε (Should accept B).
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Sciento-2019-0010Scientonomy23 December 2019Accept the new definitions of sufficient reason, reason, support, and normative inference.Open

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