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Open Online Workshop: The Implementation Challenge for Conceptual Engineering (OOW-ICCE)

December 10 - December 11

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Conceptual engineering is an exciting new movement in analytic philosophy that focuses on assessing and improving our conceptual schemes and repertoires. The ICCE Open Online Workshop takes the next step and addresses the issue of how to implement on the ground the ameliorative strategies that conceptual engineers may have come to advocate for. To date, the implementation challenge for conceptual engineering has been formulated (Cappelen and Plunkett 2020, Deutsch 2020), but never specifically addressed, except in a couple of very recent or forthcoming works (Fischer 2020, Koch forthcoming, Machery forthcoming). By systematically investigating its ramifications, the workshop aims to contribute to a better understanding of what conceptual engineering practically amounts to as a method to apply to specific case study.


  • Elizabeth Cantalamessa (University of Miami)
  • Alison Duncan Kerr (St Andrews)
  • Eugen Fischer (University of East Anglia)
  • Manuel Gustavo Isaac (Swiss NSF/University of St Andrews)
  • Katharine Jenkins (University of Glasgow)
  • Zoë Johnson King (University of Southern California)
  • Steffen Koch (Ruhr-University Bochum)
  • Mark Pinder (Open University)
  • Anuj Puri (University of St Andrews)
  • Cat Saint-Croix (University of Missouri)
  • Mona Simion (University of Glasgow)
  • Rachel Sterken (Hong Kong University)


The OOW-ICCE will run over two days, divided into four sessions. Each session will include three 45-minute talks, including 20 mins for the Q&A, plus a final 30-minute round table.

  • Session 1: Thursday 10th December | 10.00am – 01.00pm (UK Time)
  • Session 2: Thursday 10th December | 03.00pm – 06.00pm (UK Time)
  • Session 3: Friday 11th December | 09.00am – 12.00am (UK Time)
  • Session 3: Friday 11th December | 02.00pm – 05.00pm (UK Time)


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


December 10
December 11


A virtual workshop by Zoom
The University
St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom
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