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Rachel Fredericks (Independent Scholar)
Rachel Fredericks (Independent Scholar)

Tue, 16 May


Online Lecture

Rachel Fredericks (Independent Scholar)

Rachel Fredericks is an independent scholar. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of moral psychology, ethics more broadly construed, and feminist philosophy.


16 May 2023, 16:00 – 18:00 CEST

Online Lecture



Conceptual Engineering as Taking Responsibility for Concepts


While philosophers tend to talk about moral responsibility in its backward-looking form, moral responsibility also comes in a future-oriented form. In this talk, I’ll focus on the forward-looking kind of responsibility and make a case for the claim that when we undertake conceptual engineering projects for moral reasons, we are taking forward-looking moral responsibility for our conceptual repertoires. To illustrate my position, in the latter part of the talk, I’ll explore the moral reasons we have to do some conceptual engineering when it comes to the concept EMPLOYMENT.

Zoom meeting ID: 614 8076 0079

Zoom passcode: CEN23

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