Conceptual Engineering and Its Consequences in Society

June 11, 2019 - June 12, 2019
Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews

St Andrews
United Kingdom

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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Sponsor(s):

  • The Mind Association
  • Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews
  • The Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • CEPPA
  • CAPOD

Keynote speakers:

University of St. Andrews
Ohio State University
University of St. Andrews
University of Oslo

Organisers:

University of St. Andrews
(unaffiliated)
University of St. Andrews

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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 bppa.masterclass.19@gmail.com

Support

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 and CAPOD we will provide lunch and refreshments during the masterclass. We will also be able to partially assist with accommodation and travel.

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