On various occasions in commentaries or interviews, e.g. during the World Championship commentary with Peter Svidler and Anish Giri, I've heard the Dorfman method being mentioned. I then learned that this method, devised by the well-established chess player and trainer Iossif Dorfman, is in some sense an algorithmic way of finding good candidate moves. Iossif Dorfman has written two books on the matter, namely, The Method in Chess and The Critical Moment, both of which seem to be out-of-print and highly expensive.
These seem to be inspired by the much older works of W. Steinitz, M. Euwe, and A. Nimzowitsch. His method, although not necessarily being a follow-up (I don't know), is a formal approach to evaluating positions and finding the best moves.
Considering the books are basically inaccessible at the moment, this post is merely an attempt to find out what the method entails at a basic level. So I was wondering if someone could briefly shed some light on what the method is all about.