Conceptual Engineering Workshop


Mark Richard (Harvard)

Patrick Greenough (St. Andrews)

Ingo Brigandt (Alberta)

Esther Rosario (Alberta)

Amie Thomasson (Miami)

Esa Diaz-Leon (University of Barcelona)

David Plunkett (Dartmouth)

Alejandro Pérez Carballo (Massachusetts, Amherst)

Delia Belleri (Vienna)

Timothy Sundell (Kentucky)

David Braddon-Mitchell (Sydney)

Matti Eklund (Uppsala)

Tristram McPherson (Ohio)

Herman Cappelen (Oslo)

Olav Gjelsvik (Oslo)

Katia Vavova (Mount Holyoke)

Alexis Burgess (UCLA)

Derek Ball (St. Andrews)


Those interested in seeing the pre-read papers should get in touch with Herman Cappelen (



16th June

08.45 - 09.00:


Coffee and logistical information, 6th floor kitchen (opposite end of the hall from the big seminar room)


Parallel Session A

Seminar room 203

Parallel Session B

Seminar room 204

Session 1

9.00 - 10.30

Patrick Greenough (St. Andrews) Talk: Conceptual Engineering Without Concepts (and Without Engineering) (Chair: Alejandro Pérez Carballo)

Olav Gjelsvik (Oslo) Talk: Engineering the concept of addiction (Chair: Delia Belleri)

10.30 - 11.00

 Coffee break


Session 2

11.00 - 12.30

Amie Thomasson (Miami) Talk: conceptual ethics and the work of metaphysics (Chair: Timothy Sundell)

David Plunkett (Dartmouth) & Tristram McPherson (Ohio) Talk: Morality and other mid-level normative categories (Chair: Esther Rosario)

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch (6th floor kitchen)


Session 3

14.00 - 15.30

Delia Belleri (Vienna) Talk: Minimal Substantivity (Chair: Derek Ball)

Herman Cappelen (Oslo) Pre-read: Fixing Concept (Chapters 3 and 4) (Chair: Katia Vavova)

15.30 – 16.00

 Coffee break


Session 4

16.00 – 17.30

Alejandro Pérez Carballo (Massachusetts, Amherst): Evaluating concepts from an epistemic perspective (Chair: Esa Diaz-Leon)

Timothy Sundell (Kentucky) talk: Two Models of Conceptual Ethics (Chair: David Braddon-Mitchell)




17th June

Parallel Session A

Seminar room 203

Parallel Session B

Seminar room 204

Session 5

9.00 - 10.30

Ingo Brigandt (Alberta) & Esther Rosario (Alberta), Pre-read: Strategic Conceptual Engineering for Epistemic and Social Aims (Chair: Herman Cappelen)

Matti Eklund (Uppsala): Variance Theses in Metaontology and Metaethics (Chair: David Plunkett)


 Coffee break


Session 6

10.45 - 12.15

Esa Diaz-Leon (Barcelona) pre-read: In defence of conceptual ethics: Amelioration and the metaphysics of gender and race (Chair: Patrick Greenough)

David Braddon-Mitchell (Sydney): Engineering for concept possession or concept implementation? (Chair: Katia Vavova)

12.15 - 13.15

 Lunch (6th floor kitchen)


Session 7

13.15 - 14.45

Derek Ball (St Andrews) Could Women Be Analytically Oppressed? (Chair: Olav Gjelsvik)

Alexis Burgess (UCLA): Personal identity without identity (or persons) (Chair: Amie Thomasson)

14.45 - 15.00

 Coffee break


Session 8

15.00 - 16.30

Mark Richard (Harvard): Sex and Conversation (Chair: Tristram McPherson). Room 203.


16.35 - 17.05 Discussion of plans for OUP Volume. Room 203.


Herman Cappelen, Olav Gjelsvik and David Plunkett
Published June 20, 2016 3:56 PM