Epistemic Stances Towards Normative Theories

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What are the specific epistemic stances that can in principle be taken by an epistemic agent towards normative theories?

Subtypes of theory can have their own additional epistemic stances, thus it is important to explicitly state and clarify these specific stances. The point of this question is to specify the specific stances that an agent can take towards norms, in addition to the stances that can be taken to all types of theories. For the sake of keeping the clutter at a minimum, here we should list only those stances that are specific to normative theories, so there is no need to reiterate the more general stances that can be taken towards theories of all types.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2019. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Epistemic Stances Towards Norms - Employment (Barseghyan-2018) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject. Epistemic Stances Towards Norms - Employment (Barseghyan-2018) states "In addition to stances that can be taken towards theories of all types, norms can in principle be employed by epistemic agents."

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Scientonomy1 September 2019The question was accepted as a ripple effect of the acceptance of the concept of norm employment through the respective suggested modification.Yes

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Epistemic Stances Towards Norms - Employment (Barseghyan-2018)In addition to stances that can be taken towards theories of all types, norms can in principle be employed by epistemic agents.2018
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ScientonomyEpistemic Stances Towards Norms - Employment (Barseghyan-2018)1 September 2019

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In Scientonomy community, the accepted theory on the subject is Epistemic Stances Towards Norms - Employment (Barseghyan-2018). It states: "In addition to stances that can be taken towards theories of all types, norms can in principle be employed by epistemic agents." Since norms are a subtype of theory, all the epistemic stances that can in principle be taken by an epistemic agent towards theories of all types can also be taken towards norms. In addition to these more universal stances, norms can also be employed, i.e. they have the capacity of constituting the actual expectations of the epistemic agent. This applies to norms of all types. Read More

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