Tool Reliance

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What is tool reliance? How should it be defined?

The term tool reliance is intended to refer to the relationship that obtains between epistemic agents and their epistemic tools. A proper scientonomic definition of the term is needed.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Paul Patton in 2019.

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Tool Reliance (Patton-2019)An epistemic agent is said to rely on an epistemic tool iff there is a procedure through which the tool can provide an acceptable source of knowledge for answering some question under the employed method of that agent.2019
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ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2019-0018Scientonomy26 December 2019Accept that the relationship of tool reliance can obtain between epistemic agents and epistemic tools. Also accept the definition of tool reliance, which states that an epistemic agent is said to rely on an epistemic tool when there is a procedure through which the tool can provide an acceptable source of knowledge for answering some question under the employed method of that agent.Open

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