Deriving Methods from an Empty Set

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Does the possibility of a method being derived from an empty set pose a problem for the current formulation of the third law? Can we conceive of a situation in which a method is derived from an empty subset?

The Third Law (Sebastien-2016) currently states that a method needs to be derived from some subset of other employed methods and theories. This wording leaves open the possibility that a method could be derived from the empty set. As observational scientonomists we would want to consider this a violation of the third law, but is this different than other potential violations?

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by William Rawleigh, Gregory Rupik, Nicholas Overgaard and Paul Patton in 2017. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.

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This topic is a sub-topic of Mechanism of Method Employment.

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