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Lecture: Conceptual Engineering: Pro and Con

22 November @ 15:30 - 16:30

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On Monday, November 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Matti Eklund (Uppsala University, Sweden) will give an online lecture on the pros and cons of Conceptual Engineering. For more information and the Teams link see below. This talk is part of the TU Delft Philosophy of Technology Colloquium Series Speaker: Matti Eklund Title: Conceptual Engineering: Pro and Con Abstract: In the talk, I motivate and defend conceptual engineering. I provide a general motivation for the approach as well as examples…
On Monday, November 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Matti Eklund (Uppsala University, Sweden) will give an online lecture on the pros and cons of Conceptual Engineering. For more information and the Teams link see below. This talk is part of the TU Delft Philosophy of Technology Colloquium Series Speaker: Matti Eklund Title:  Conceptual Engineering: Pro and Con Abstract: In the talk, I motivate and defend conceptual engineering. I provide a general motivation for the approach as well as examples of exciting issues that open up. Moreover, I respond to some recent criticisms of conceptual engineering. However, I also have doubts about some general trends in recent work on conceptual engineering and I elaborate on some of these doubts. Bio: Matti Eklund has been Chair Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Uppsala University since 2013. Most of his work to date is in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of logic. His book Choosing Normative Concepts (Oxford University Press, 2017) is mostly about metaethics. Click here to join the meeting

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Date:
22 November
Time:
15:30 - 16:30

On Monday, November 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Matti Eklund (Uppsala University, Sweden) will give an online lecture on the pros and cons of Conceptual Engineering. For more information and the Teams link see below. This talk is part of the TU Delft Philosophy of Technology Colloquium Series

Speaker: Matti Eklund

Title:  Conceptual Engineering: Pro and Con

Abstract:

In the talk, I motivate and defend conceptual engineering. I provide a general motivation for the approach as well as examples of exciting issues that open up. Moreover, I respond to some recent criticisms of conceptual engineering. However, I also have doubts about some general trends in recent work on conceptual engineering and I elaborate on some of these doubts.

Bio:

Matti Eklund has been Chair Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at Uppsala University since 2013. Most of his work to date is in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of logic. His book Choosing Normative Concepts (Oxford University Press, 2017) is mostly about metaethics.

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