The Law of Method Employment (Rawleigh-2022)

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An attempt to answer the question of Mechanism of Method Employment which states "A method becomes employed only if it is derivable from a non-empty subset of other elements of the mosaic."

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The Law of Method Employment was formulated by William Rawleigh in 2022.1


Acceptance Record

This theory has never been accepted.

Suggestions To Accept

Here are all the modifications where the acceptance of this theory has been suggested:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2022-0002Scientonomy28 February 2022Accept the new law of norm employment that fixes some of the issues of the current law of method employment and makes it applicable to norms of all types.Open

Question Answered

The Law of Method Employment (Rawleigh-2022) is an attempt to answer the following question: How do methods become employed by a community in theory assessment?

See Mechanism of Method Employment for more details.


This law of method employment is a corollary of Rawleigh's law of norm employment. It implies that, just like the norms of all other types, methods become employed when they are derivable from other elements of the agent's mosaic (such as other theories, other methods, and perhaps even questions). As such, the law preserves most of the content of Sebastien's third law by solving some of the issues inherent in it.

See The Law of Norm Employment (Rawleigh-2022) for a more thorough exposition.


No reasons are indicated for this theory.


  1. ^  Rawleigh, William. (2022) Reconceiving Scientific Mosaics: A New Formalization for Theoretical Scientonomy. In Barseghyan et al. (Eds.) (2022), 83-103.