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Introduction: A Guided Tour of Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Herman Cappelen and David Plunkett

in Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198801856
eISBN:
9780191840418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801856.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this Introduction, we aim to introduce the reader to the basic topic of this book. As part of this, we explain why we are using two different expressions (‘conceptual engineering’ and ‘conceptual ... More


How Not to Change the Subject

Sally Haslanger

in Shifting Concepts: The Philosophy and Psychology of Conceptual Variability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198803331
eISBN:
9780191841521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803331.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers several ways, within a Stalnakerian externalist semantics, we might understand the project of improving our concepts to promote greater justice. The tools that culture provides ... More


Introduction: Shifting Concepts

Teresa Marques and Åsa Wikforss

in Shifting Concepts: The Philosophy and Psychology of Conceptual Variability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198803331
eISBN:
9780191841521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803331.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Concepts stand at the centre of human cognition. We use concepts in categorizing objects and events in the world, in reasoning and action, and in social interaction. It is therefore not surprising ... More


Shifting Concepts: The Philosophy and Psychology of Conceptual Variability

Teresa Marques and Åsa Wikforss (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198803331
eISBN:
9780191841521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803331.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Concepts stand at the centre of human cognition. We use concepts in categorizing objects and events in the world, in reasoning and action, and in social interaction. It is therefore not surprising ... More


Introduction to Conceptual Engineering

Herman Cappelen

in Fixing Language: An Essay on Conceptual Engineering

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814719
eISBN:
9780191852404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814719.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is about the process of assessing and improving our representational devices. This first chapter introduces the process of assessing and improving our representational devices, an activity ... More


Tracing the Sociopolitical Reality of Race

Sally Haslanger

in What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190610173
eISBN:
9780190610210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610173.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The concept of race has a troublesome history. It has been used to divide societies and subordinate groups in unjust ways. It has also been a source of pride and strength for the subordinate (as well ... More


Haslanger’s Reply to Glasgow, Jeffers, and Spencer

Joshua Glasgow, Sally Haslanger, Chike Jeffers, and Quayshawn Spencer

in What Is Race?: Four Philosophical Views

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190610173
eISBN:
9780190610210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610173.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The concept of race has a troublesome history. It has been used to divide societies and subordinate groups in unjust ways. It has also been a source of pride and strength for the subordinate (as well ... More


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