Norm Employment

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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. It is defined as: "A norm is said to be employed if its requirements constitute the actual expectations of an epistemic agent."

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of this term (it includes all the instances when the term was accepted as a part of a community's taxonomy):
CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 September 2019The question became accepted as a result of the acceptance of the first definition of the term.Yes

All Theories

The following definitions of the term have been suggested:
TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Norm Employment (Barseghyan-2018)A norm is said to be employed if its requirements constitute the actual expectations of an epistemic agent.2018
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Accepted Theories

The following definitions of the term have been accepted:
CommunityTheoryAccepted FromAccepted Until
ScientonomyNorm Employment (Barseghyan-2018)1 September 2019

Suggested Modifications

Here is a list of modifications concerning this term:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2018-0008Scientonomy8 October 2018Accept the definition of norm employment.AcceptedThe 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

Current Definition

In Scientonomy, the accepted definition of the term is Norm Employment (Barseghyan-2018).

Norm Employment (Barseghyan-2018) states: "A norm is said to be employed if its requirements constitute the actual expectations of an epistemic agent."

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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.1

Ontology

Existence

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted claims concerning the existence of Norm Employment.

Disjointness

In Scientonomy, no classes are currently accepted as disjoint with Norm Employment.

Subtypes

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted subtypes of Norm Employment.

Supertypes

In Scientonomy, the following supertype of Norm Employment is currently accepted:

Associations

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted associations of Norm Employment.


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Dynamics

Mechanism of Norm Employment

There is currently no accepted answer to this question in Scientonomy.


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Related Topics

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References

  1. ^  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2018) Redrafting the Ontology of Scientific Change. Scientonomy 2, 13-38. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/31032.