from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of being annulled or invalidated: a defeasible claim to an estate.
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- adj. Capable of being defeated, terminated, annulled, voided or invalidated.
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- adj. Capable of being annulled or made void.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be abrogated or annulled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being annulled or voided or terminated
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Besides being fallible, it seems that a priori justification is defeasible, that is, all-things-considered a priori justification can be defeated by further evidence.
The relations between states and events are computed as strong probabilities, in the process called defeasible reasoning.
These constraints are ranked as to their strength and they are defeasible, that is, they can be violated (see Zeevat 2000, 2004).
As we refrain from intervention domestically in the interest of encouraging productive trade, we should be guided by a defeasible presumption of non-intervention on the international stage in the interest of preventing this undesirable variety.
I understand your reluctance to rely on it exclusively you're looking for an airtight argument and the morality argument has limits and problems of its own - being defeasible by a contrary moral imperative, for example, but that's the argument that gets the most traction.
So while judgments are proposition-generating acts (Handlungen) (A69/94), beliefs by contrast are merely defeasible rational pro-attitudes to propositions that presuppose acts of judgment.
Section 1.2, belief for Kant is a defeasible rational pro-attitude arising from and presupposing an act of judgment and its propositional content; and as noted in
Inasmuch as charity is taken to generate particular attributions of belief, so those attributions are, of course, always defeasible.
But it isn't clear what version of non-cognitivism can take advantage of this sort of defeasible connection.
It is, in fact, a distinct relation for which causal dependence is, at best, a defeasible marker.