What is norm employment? How should it be defined?
If it is assumed that normative theories of all types have the capacity of being employed, then it is important to define the term norm employment.
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2018. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Norm Employment (Barseghyan-2018) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. Norm Employment (Barseghyan-2018) states "A norm is said to be employed if its requirements constitute the actual expectations of an epistemic agent."
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 September 2019||The question became accepted as a result of the acceptance of the first definition of the term .||Yes|
|Norm Employment (Barseghyan-2018)||A norm is said to be employed if its requirements constitute the actual expectations of an epistemic agent.||2018|
|Community||Theory||Accepted From||Accepted Until|
|Scientonomy||Norm Employment (Barseghyan-2018)||1 September 2019|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|Sciento-2018-0008||Scientonomy||8 October 2018||Accept the definition of norm employment.||Accepted||The consensus on this modification emerged mostly off-line.c1 Importantly, it was also emphasized that its acceptance may have a ripple effect on other accepted definitions.c2 It was not clear whether "the acceptance of a new theory could be considered to implicitly grant permission to the editors to make small changes to old theories for the sake of maintaining consistency, without the need for explicit review and acceptance".c3 Thus, a new question concerning handling this ripple effect was accepted.||1 September 2019|
In Scientonomy community, the accepted definition of the term is Norm Employment (Barseghyan-2018). It is defined as: "A norm is said to be employed if its requirements constitute the actual expectations of an epistemic agent."
This definition is meant to ensure that the notion of employment is applicable not only to methods but to norms of all types, as is the case in the redrafted ontology of epistemic elements, suggested by Barseghyan in 2018. According to that ontology, the capacity of being employed can be ascribed not only to norms of theory evaluation (i.e. methods), but to any norms whatsoever, including ethical norm and aesthetic norms.Barseghyan (2018) Read More
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