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Workshop on Genealogy & Conceptual Engineering

Research Project: Conceptual Engineering

1st May 2020 - 2nd May 2020

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In philosophy, genealogical analysis corresponds to an examination of the origins of specific concepts and accompanying practices. Some of the philosophers who have engaged in genealogical analysis are Hume, Nietzsche, Foucault, Bernard Williams, Edward Craig, Martin Kusch, among others. In this workshop, we will address questions such as: What are the relations between genealogical analysis and conceptual engineering in philosophy? Are they competing or complementary methods for philosophical analysis? What is the relevance of historical contextualization more generally for conceptual engineering.

Confirmed speakers are: Esa Diaz-Leon (Barcelona), Alexander Douglas (St. Andrews, Catarina Dutilh Novaes (VU Amsterdam/St. Andrews), Manuel Gustavo Isaac (St. Andrews), Colin Koopman (Oregon — via video conference, TBC), David Plunkett (Dartmouth), Matthieu Queloz (Oxford)




1st May 2020
2nd May 2020


Kevin Scharp
Catarina Dutilh Novaes


Edgecliffe 104
University of St Andrews
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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