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dc.contributor.authorIsaac, Manuel
dc.identifier.citationIsaac , M 2021 , ' Broad-spectrum conceptual engineering ' , Ratio , vol. Early View , 12311 .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-5479-5027/work/95042169
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85107355282
dc.descriptionFunding: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Grant Number(s): P400PG_183807).en
dc.description.abstractConceptual engineering is the method for assessing and improving our representational devices. On its ‘broad-spectrum’ version, it is expected to be appropriately applicable to any of our representation-involving cognitive activities, with major consequences for our whole cognitive life. This paper is about the theoretical foundations of conceptual engineering thus characterised. With a view to ensuring the actionability of conceptual engineering as a broad-spectrum method, it addresses the issue of how best to construe the subject matter of conceptual engineering and successively defends the theses that conceptual engineering should be: (i) About concepts, (ii) psychologically theorised, (iii) as multiply realised functional kinds. Thereby, I claim to theoretically secure and justify the maximum scope, flexibility, and impact for the method of conceptual engineering on our representational devices in our whole cognitive life—in other words, a broad-spectrum version of conceptual engineering.
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. Ratio published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectConceptual engineeringen
dc.subjectPhilosophical methodsen
dc.subjectTheories of conceptsen
dc.subjectBC Logicen
dc.subjectP Philology. Linguisticsen
dc.titleBroad-spectrum conceptual engineeringen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Philosophyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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