Arche is active during semesters: (14th September – 18th December 2020, 5th April – 9th July 2021).
DESCRIPTION Conceptual engineering focuses on how best to 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 focuses on conceptual engineering qua philosophical method and deals, for instance, with issues related…Find out more »
This year, the University of St Andrews’ Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics, and Epistemology will host a one-day online workshop on “Identity and Individuation of Particulars and Universals”. The aim of this workshop is to bring together and promote research in the metaphysics of identity and individuation, and to draw connections with ongoing work in metaphysics, including but not limited to: the logical form and function of criteria of identity, identity and indiscernibility, identity and essence, identity…Find out more »
The University of St Andrews Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology will be hosting a Workshop on Hyperintentional Metaphysics, which will take place on the 17th of June 2021. The aim of this Workshop is to bring together and promote research from the area of Hyperintensional Metaphysics, and to draw connections with ongoing work in Metaphysics, including (but not limited to): causation, essence, grounding, explanation, the individuation of propositions and properties, intrinsic and extrinsic properties, conditionality,…Find out more »
It has been nearly thirty years ago that Crispin Wright’s Truth and Objectivity was published, and in these thirty years alethic pluralism has established itself as a strong contender in the current debate on truth. Yet, while various intricate versions of alethic pluralism have been developed over the years, many philosophers are still hesitant to buy into the very idea that truth is plural. Our conference, “How Could Truth Possibly Be Plural?”, offers the alethic pluralist the opportunity to face…Find out more »
One of the most intriguing theories of consciousness developed during the past twenty years is the Integrated Information Theory (IIT). Its core idea is that consciousness is identical with integrated information, that is, with the amount of information a system can generate as a whole, over and above the information produced by its component parts taken independently from each other. IIT represents an articulate, interdisciplinary attempt at characterising what consciousness is and how it works in a scientifically robust way,…Find out more »