Conceptual engineering is extremely unlikely to work. So what?

Andow, James (2020) Conceptual engineering is extremely unlikely to work. So what? Inquiry. ISSN 0020-174X (In Press)

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Abstract

Conceptual engineering aims to improve our concepts. That's plausibly an extremely difficult thing to do. Should this make us sceptical of the idea that philosophers should try to do it? You might think so. Cappelen (2018) thinks it shouldn't stop us -- but his stated reasons are not really encouraging. In this paper, I say what I think Cappelen should have said, on the basis of a very rough cost-benefit analysis.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 00:14
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 01:06
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75419
DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2020.1850343

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