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Workshop Themes from Fixing Language

Research Project: Conceptual Engineering

9th April 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Workshop on themes from Herman Cappelen’s recent book Fixing Language.

Theme: Cappelen on Conceptual Engineering

An Arché Workshop, University of St Andrews

Tuesday 9th April 2019  15:00 – 18.45

Room G03  Department of Philosophy, Edgecliffe, The Scores, St Andrews.

15.00 – 15.30 Derek Ball: On Fixing Language


15.40 – 16.10. Patrick Greenough: Representation Engineering or Reality Engineering?

16.10 – 16.40 Kevin Scharp: Yes, there are concepts, and we can engineer them

Hebdomadar’s Room, St Salvators Quad, 75 North Street, St Andrews

16.50 – 18.10 Herman Cappelen: Reflections and Replies

18.10 – 18.45 General Q&A

Workshop Reception: Room 104, Edgecliffe

Workshop Dinner tbc


9th April 2019
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Patrick Greenough
Derek Ball
Kevin Scharp
Herman Cappelen


Edgecliffe G03 and Hebdomadar’s Room

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Nov 2019: Super Special Seminar: Wil Cunningham (Tornonto) The neuroscience of self and social identity

Mar 2020: Conceptual Engineering Seminar | Patrick Greenough (St Andrews): “The stipulation dilemma”

Apr 2019: CE Seminar: Talk by Takaaki Matsui (Tokyo) on “Inferentialism and Conceptual Engineering: A Sellarsian Approach”