Tool Reliance (Patton-2019)

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This is a definition of Tool Reliance that states "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."

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This definition of Tool Reliance was formulated by Paul Patton in 2019.1

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Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Date Assessed Verdict Verdict Rationale
Sciento-2019-0018 Scientonomy 26 December 2019 Accept 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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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. Note that tool reliance, like authority delegation, is reducible to the theories and methods of an agent.

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References

  1. ^  Patton, Paul. (2019) Epistemic Tools and Epistemic Agents in Scientonomy. Scientonomy 3, 63-89. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33621.