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December 2020

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

December 10 - December 11
A virtual workshop by Zoom, The University St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom + Google Map

  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…

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May 2021

Breaking Down the Barriers: Applied Conceptual Engineering (ACE)

12th May 2021 - 14th May 2021
University of St Andrews,

DESCRIPTION Conceptual engineering focuses on how to best assess and improve our conceptual toolkits. 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…

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