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  • Conceptual Engineering: Feasibility & Normativity

    e-Workshop # Bielefeld, March 10th to 12th 2021. Organized by Steffen Koch & Christian Nimtz.  

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Conceptual Engineering: Feasibility & Normativity

March 10th to 12th 2021 # Bielefeld (Germany) time utc/gmt+1 # organized by Steffen Koch & Christian Nimtz

This e-worskhop will be run via ZOOM.

If you want to participate, you need to register.

For registration, send an e-mail to registration[at], Please do so before March 7th. Later registration should be possible.


Please find a schedule of the event and the abstracts to the talks here.


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Wednesday March 10th

18:00 - 20:00

Katherine Richie
(UC Irvine)
Essentializing Language and the Prospects for Ameliorative Projects


Thursday March 11th

09:00 - 10:30

Max Deutsch & Jamin Asay
(University of Hong Kong)

Eliminativism and Inconsistent Concepts

10:30 - 10:45 coffee break  
10:45 - 12:15

Steffen Koch
(Ruhr-University Bochum)

How Words matter. Conceptual Engineering meets Psycholinguistics.
12:15 - 13:30 lunch break  
13:30 - 15:00

Jennifer Nado
(University of Hong Kong)

Intuition's Role on Conceptual Engineering
15:00 - 17:00 hangout  


Friday March 12th

09:00 - 10:30 Christian Nimtz
(Bielefeld University)
Engineering Concepts by Engineering Social Norms: Solving the Implementation Problem
10:30 - 10:45 coffee break  
10:45 - 12:15 Mona Simion
(University of Glasgow)
The Ethics and Epistemology of Meaning Production
12:15 - 13:30 lunch break  
13:30 - 15:00 Matti Eklund
(Uppsala University)
Conceptual Engineering: A Partial Defense
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