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 term was first used by Hakob Barseghyan in 2018. The term is currently accepted by Scientonomy community.

In Scientonomy, the accepted definition of the term is:

  • 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:
Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Date Assessed Verdict Verdict Rationale
Sciento-2018-0008 Scientonomy 8 October 2018 Accept the definition of norm employment. 1 September 2019 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.

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 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 norms of all types, including ethical norm and aesthetic norms.1

Ontology

Existence

In Scientonomy, it is currently accepted that "There is such a thing as 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.

Disjointness

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

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Dynamics

Mechanism of Norm Employment

In Scientonomy, the accepted answer to the question is:

  • A norm becomes employed only if it is derivable from a non-empty subset of other elements of the mosaic.


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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.