Conceptual Engineering and Its Consequences in Society
- The Mind Association
- Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews
- The Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology
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We are excited to announce the British Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BPPA) June 2019 Masterclass to be held at the University of St Andrews, on the 11th and the 12th of June 2019.
This intensive two-day masterclass aims to get postgraduate students to develop their understanding of a chosen theme through graduate presentations, group work, and talks by some of the leading experts on the topic followed by critical discussion. The Masterclass provides an ideal environment where participants can receive valuable feedback on their research from internationally renowned philosophers and exchange ideas with people working in the same area.
June 2019 Theme: Conceptual Engineering and Its Consequences in Society
Our chosen theme this year is: Conceptual Engineering and Its Consequences in Society. The masterclass will focus on the role that certain concepts, and their use in novel ways or their manipulation, plays/has played in shaping our societies. The masterclass is intended to focus the discussion on: i) the process(es) by which manipulating concepts can impact voters/governments/organizations' decisions, and ii) the role conceptual engineering has played recently (/will play in the near future) in this particular sphere.
Website & Contact
You will find updated information about the BPPA June 2019 Masterclass on our website: www.dangerousconcepts.org
For further inquiries about the masterclass, email us at [email protected]
DAY 1: June 11, 2019
9:00-9:15 Registration and Coffee
9:15-9:30 Masterclass Opening
9:30-11:00 Patrick Greenough (St Andrews): Conceptual Engineering: Representation Engineering or Reality Engineering?
11:10-12:00 Nikolai Klix (Helsinki): On the Conceptual Insufficiency of Toleration and the Quest for a Superseding Concept
Respondent: Stefano Lo Re
12:10-13:00 María Bibiloni (Aberdeen): The Normativity of Slurs
Respondent: J.P. Grodniewicz (LOGOS)
14:00-14:50 Joost Jakob Vecht (Oslo): Concept Attributivism
Respondent: Taylor-Grey Miller (UT Austin)
15:00-16:30 Mona Simion (Glasgow) (co-authored with Chris Kelp) : Conceptual Innovation
16:40-17:30 Matthew Shields (Georgetown): Conceptual Domination
Respondent: Angie O’Sullivan (Edinburgh)
18:30 Masterclass Dinner at The Räv
DAY 2: June 12, 2019
9:00-10:30 Rachel Sterken (Oslo): Authentic Speech and Conceptual Engineering
10:40-11:30 Elizabeth Cantalamessa (Miami): Conceptual Engineering and Public Institutions: On the Limits of ‘Negotiation’
Respondent: Adam Gibbons (Rutgers)
11:40-12:30 Oliver Traldi (Notre Dame): The Ethics and Politics of Redefinition
Respondent: Finlay McCardel (Glasgow)
13:30-15:00 Arché ECT Seminar in Edgecliffe G03 Leslie Stevenson (St Andrews): Conceptual Fault Lines and Human Agency
15:30-16:20 Jared Riggs (Toronto): Two Kinds of Conceptual Defectiveness
Respondent: Sofia Bokros (Cologne)
16:30-18:00 Kevin Scharp (St Andrews): The Austerity Framework vs Truth as a Defective Concept
Thanks to the generous support of the Mind Association, the Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, The Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, CEPPA, Analysis and CAPOD we will provide lunch and refreshments during the masterclass. We will also be able to partially assist with accommodation and travel.
April 19, 2019, 8:00pm BST
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