Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Conceptual engineering and conceptual ethics are branches of philosophy concerned with questions about how to assess and ameliorate our representational devices (such as concepts and words). It's a part of philosophy concerned with questions about which concepts we should use (and why), how concepts can be improved, when concepts should be abandoned, and how proposals for amelioration can be implemented. Central parts of the history of philosophy have engaged with these issues, but the focus of this volume is on applications to work in contemporary philosophy of language and mind, epistemology, gender and race theory, ethics, philosophy of science, and philosophical logic. This is the first volume devoted entirely to conceptual engineering and conceptual ethics. The volume explores the possibilities, benefits, problems, and applications of conceptual engineering and conceptual ethics. It consists of twenty chapters written by leading philosophers.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780198801856
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 110
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 842g
Height: 161mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 30mm