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Breaking Down the Barriers: Applied Conceptual Engineering (ACE)

May 13 - May 14

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DESCRIPTION

Conceptual engineering focuses on how to best assess and improve our conceptual apparatuses. In less than half a decade, it has become a central topic of contemporary analytic philosophy. Current work in conceptual engineering goes in two main directions. Case study research, on the one hand, which focuses on specific concepts and then advocates for specific improvement. Metaphilosophical research, on the other hand, which explicitly focuses on conceptual engineering qua philosophical method and deals, for instance, with issues related to its theoretical foundations. The ACE Conference takes the next step: It bridges the gap between these two trends of research in conceptual engineering and focuses on how conceptual engineering actually works. Thereby, it aims to contribute to turning conceptual engineering into a form of applied philosophy that has a direct bearing on areas of practical concern.

 

SPEAKERS

INVITED SPEAKERS

 

ONLINE ACCESS

 

FORMAT

The ACE conference will run over two days, divided into four sessions. Each session will include two one-hour talks, an open space, and a final round table.

  • Session 1: Thursday 13th May | 09.00 – 12.00 (UK Time) [Chair: TBA]
  • Session 2: Thursday 13th May | 14.00 – 17.00 (UK Time) [Chair: TBA]
  • Session 3: Friday 14th May | 09.00 – 12.00 (UK Time) [Chair: TBA]
  • Session 3: Friday 14th May | 14.00 – 17.00 (UK Time) [Chair: TBA]

 

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

UK Time 13 MAY 14 MAY
 

AM

09.00 – 09.15 Opening Open space
09.15 – 10.15 Nancy Cartwright Michela Massimi
10.15 – 10.30 Break Break
10.30 – 11.30 Herman Cappelen Manuel Gustavo Isaac
11.30 – 12.00 Round table 1 Round table 3
 

PM

14.00 – 15.00 Édouard Machery Nicholas Shea
15.00 –15.15 Break Break
15.15 – 16.15 Kevin Scharp Catarina Dutilh Novaes
16.15 – 16.45 Round table 2 Round table 4
16.45 – 17.00 Open space Closing

 

ABSTRACTS

TBA

 

FUNDING

THOUGHT Trust Conference Grant

 

ORGANISER

Dr. Manuel Gustavo Isaac // SNSF-PM2018 Fellow @ ARCHÉ Philosophical Research Centre

Dr. Kevin Scharp // Reader in Philosophy, Director of ARCHÉ @ University of St Andrews

Details

Start:
May 13
End:
May 14

Organisers

Manuel Gustavo Isaac
Kevin Scharp

Venue

A virtual Conference – by Zoom