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ConceptLab's purpose is to foster collaborative research on "conceptual engineering" – the critique and improvement of concepts. We investigate concepts from across philosophy and beyond. The center's remit thus covers all areas of philosophy: theoretical, practical, and historical.

About the project

We organise seminars and talks, collaborate with other philosophical research centres around the world, and we will host research projects (as members of the group get them). The research group will work in close collaboration with CSMN until 2017.

All our events are open to everyone.

The group is led by Herman Cappelen, Øystein Linnebo and Camilla Serck-Hanssen.

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Conceptual engineering

Over the next few years, much of ConceptLab's work will be focused on topics related to conceptual engineering.

In any inquiry, we use concepts to frame questions about reality. An obvious way in which the inquiry can be successful is by yielding answers to the resulting questions. A far less obvious form of success has to do with asking the “right” questions, formulated using the “right” concepts.

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    ConceptLab got funding for a 5-year Toppforsk project from the Norwegian Research Council. 

    ConceptLab also receives support from IFIKK and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo.

    Published Jan. 20, 2016 9:20 AM - Last modified May 3, 2017 10:17 AM