Conceptual Engineering Workshop

December 9, 2021


Workshop: Pluralist Approaches to Conceptual Engineering



December 9, 2021: 9:15-16:45 (Lisbon Time – GMT)

December 10, 2021: 9:30-16:45 (Lisbon Time – GMT)



The aim of the workshop is to explore the ways in which forms of pluralism (such as those about the metaphysics of concepts, the function of concepts, the values and goods that guide amelioration, and so on) could affect conceptual engineering.



Delia Belleri, University of Lisbon

Georg Brun, University of Bern

Matti Eklund, Uppsala University

Mirela Fuš, University of Oslo and University of St. Andrews

Manuel Gustavo Isaac, University of Zurich, Swiss National Science Foundation

Teresa Marques, University of Barcelona

Mark Pinder, Open University

Joey Pollock, University of Oslo



December 9 (Thursday)
9:15-9:30 – Welcome
9:30-10:45 – Mark PinderIs There a Right Way to Tackle Philosophical Problems?
10:45-11:00 – Coffee break
11:00-12:15 – Mirela FusDisjunctive Pluralism Approach to Objects of Engineering in Philosophy
12:15-14:00 – Lunch break
14:00-15:15 – Georg BrunVarieties of Pluralism in Philosophical Conceptual Engineering
15:15-15:30 – Coffee break
15:30-16:45 – Matti EklundConceptual Engineering and Conceptual Innovation

December 10 (Friday)
9:30-10:45 – Delia BelleriMonism and Pluralism in Conceptual Engineering
10:45-11:00 – Coffee break
11:00-12:15 – Joey PollockImplementation and Conceptual Endorsement
12:15-14:00 – Lunch break
14:00-15:15 – Manuel Gustavo IsaacThe Hallmark Problem for Conceptual Engineering
15:15-15:30 – Coffee break
15:30-16:45 – Teresa MarquesThe Moral and Political Limits of Meaning Revisions



File with titles and abstracts


Venue & Registration

This is a hybrid event, both via Zoom and in presence (Room B1 in the library-adjacent corridor at the School of Arts and Humanities, Alameda da Universidade 1600-214, Lisbon, Portugal).


To register in person, or to obtain the Zoom link, please write to until December 8, 2021.



Delia Belleri, LanCog, Centre of Philosophy, University of Lisbon

Mirela Fuš, University of Oslo and University of St. Andrews


This workshop is funded by Portuguese national funds from FCT: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P, within the projects UIDP/0030/2020 and UIDB/0030/2020.



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