The Law of Question Acceptance (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021)

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This is an answer to the question Mechanism of Question Acceptance that states "A question becomes accepted only if all of its epistemic presuppositions are accepted and it is accepted that the question is answerable."

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The Law of Question Acceptance was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Nichole Levesley in 2021.1

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Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Verdict Verdict Rationale Date Assessed
Sciento-2021-0002 Scientonomy 1 August 2021 Accept the law of question acceptance as a new scientonomic axiom, the question rejection theorem, and a number of questions for future research. Open

Question Answered

The Law of Question Acceptance (Barseghyan-Levesley-2021) is an attempt to answer the following question: How do questions become accepted as legitimate topics of inquiry? What is the mechanism of question acceptance?

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  1. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob and Levesley, Nichole. (2021) Question Dynamics. Scientonomy 4, 1-19. Retrieved from