Tue, 16 May|
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.
Time & Location
16 May 2023, 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
About The Event
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