Sufficient Reason (Palider-2019)
This is a definition of Sufficient Reason that states "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 A → B.
(3) The agent employs ε.
(4) The agent accepts (ε, A, A→B) →ε (Should accept B)."
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|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|
Sufficient Reason (Palider-2019) is an attempt to answer the following question: What is sufficient reason? How should it be defined?
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A Sufficient Reason is an agent's actual reason for accepting a theory. It is sufficient as it guarantees, by the Sufficient Reason theorem (Palider-2019), that an agent accept the theory for which there is a sufficient reason. A sufficient reason aims to separate the components by which an agent accepts a theory: into acceptance of the theory that serves as a reason, the acceptance of Implication (Palider-2019), the employment of a method, and the acceptance of Normative Inference (Palider-2019). A sufficient reason is to be contrasted with a Reason (Palider-2019) as it further involves the acceptance of the reason. Some questions surrounding acceptance without a sufficient reason remain to be explored (Theory Acceptance without Sufficient Reason).
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- Palider, Kye. (2019) Reasons in the Scientonomic Ontology. Scientonomy 3, 15-31. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33557.