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Towards an ethics of conceptual engineering

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This paper is a prolegomenon to an ethics of conceptual engineering. Ethics is construed as primarily concerned with reasons for action, not belief, and it is argued that most such reasons are to be understood in terms of their connection with well-being. In the case of conceptual engineering, this is the well-being of the engineer and of others. There are alethic reasons for conceptual engineering, but they are derivative, as are many of the philosophical norms applying within conceptual eng...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/0020174X.2022.2075454

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2521-2061
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Inquiry More from this journal
Publication date:
2022-05-16
Acceptance date:
2021-04-06
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EISSN:
1502-3923
ISSN:
0020-174X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1262285
Local pid:
pubs:1262285
Deposit date:
2022-11-03

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