Oslo Mind Group Seminar: Mirela Fus, Disjunctivism Approach to Objects of Engineering in Philosophy

Talk by Mirela Fus, Disjunctivism Approach to Objects of Engineering in Philosophy

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Abstract

Recent discussion about the subject matter of the method of engineering in philosophy, that most prominently goes by the name of Conceptual Engineering, has produced a plethora of theories about different objects that this method targets or operates on. However, within the method of engineering in philosophy, these objects are, more often than not, seen as competitors rather than co-workers. In this paper, I work towards the most plausible subject matter approach to the engineering in philosophy. I argue that we should embrace Disjunctivism Approach to objects of engineering in philosophy over its two competitors: Singularism Approach and Pluralism Approach. Disjunctivism Approach accommodates two core assumptions about the objects of engineering in philosophy: (i) they count as philosophical objects, and (ii) what counts as a philosophical object can change. Finally, I outline some benefits of Disjunctivism Approach for the method of engineering in philosophy and beyond.

How to attend

This is a read-ahead seminar. The meetings have an hybrid format. We meet in person in GM 213 and digitally on Zoom (Zoom login required).

The meeting link, along with a copy of the paper to be discussed, will be made available in advance via the mailing list.

Organizer

Mirela Fus and Francesca Secco
Published Mar. 29, 2022 12:24 PM - Last modified Sep. 11, 2022 9:44 AM