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Arche is active during semesters: (14th September – 18th December 2020, 5th April – 9th July 2021).

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October 2020

Workshop on Theories of Paradox in the Middle Ages

October 21 - October 23
A virtual workshop by Zoom, The University St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom + Google Map

N.B. The Workshop will now take place wholly online. Giorgione, Three Philosophers Paradoxes seized the attention of logicians in the middle ages, and were used both as tests for the viability of theories of logic, language, epistemology, and possibly every philosophical issue, and also in the specific genre of insolubles as needing a theoretical solution, usually involving issues about signification, truth, knowledge and modality. Numerous theories were developed, not only in the Latin West, but also in the Islamic world…

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December 2020

Metaphysics of Mind Workshop

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A virtual workshop by Zoom, The University St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom + Google Map

There are various recent theories of what is the relationship between the mental and the physical (such as grounding theories and panpsychism). This workshop is an opportunity to explore new theories and arguments concerning the metaphysics of the mind. This could be about mental properties in general or a specific kind of mental properties (e.g., phenomenal properties or propositional attitudes). Some relevant questions are: Are mental properties and physical properties identical? If they are distinct, what’s the relationship between them?…

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Open Online Workshop: The Implementation Challenge for Conceptual Engineering (OOW-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 is 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,…

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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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