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.

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

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All Theories

The following definitions of the term have been suggested:
TheoryFormulationFormulated In
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).
2019
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Accepted Theories

According to our records, no definition of the term has ever been accepted.

Suggested Modifications

Here is a list of modifications concerning this term:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2019-0010Scientonomy23 December 2019Accept the new definitions of sufficient reason, reason, support, and normative inference.Open

Current Definition

There is currently no accepted definition of the term.

Ontology

Existence

There is currently no accepted view concerning the existence of sufficient reasons.

Disjointness

No classes are currently accepted as being disjoint with this class.

Subtypes

No classes are currently accepted as subtypes of a sufficient reason.

Supertypes

No classes are currently accepted as supertypes of a sufficient reason.

Associations

No associations of a sufficient reason are currently accepted.


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Dynamics

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