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

History

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of this question (it includes all the instances when the question was accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by a community):
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 theories have attempted to answer this question:
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 theories have been accepted as answers to this question:
CommunityTheoryAccepted FromAccepted Until
ScientonomyNorm Employment (Barseghyan-2018)1 September 2019

Suggested Modifications

Here is a list of modifications concerning this topic:
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 View

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."

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