Conceptual Engineering Online Seminar

The Conceptual Engineering Online Seminar is co-organized by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Zurich and the Arché Philosophical Research Centre at the University of St Andrews.

The meetings take place on zoom every Tuesday at 4-6pm Swiss Time/3-5pm British Time, from September 14 to December 14, 2021 (with 14 sessions in total).

The seminar deals with foundational and applied issues in conceptual engineering across various fields and frameworks in philosophy and features lectures by world-leading philosophers.

Most lectures are subsequently published on the "Conceptual Engineering" YouTube channel (details below).

Session Speaker Talk Info
#01 | Sept. 14 Patricia Churchland (UC San Diego) Abstract (PDF, 585 KB)
#02 | Sept. 21 Cass Sunstein (Harvard University) Abstract (PDF, 585 KB)
#03 | Sept. 28 Delia Belleri (University of Lisbon) Abstract (PDF, 582 KB)
#04 | Oct. 05 Peter Gärdenfors (Lund University) Abstract (PDF, 582 KB)
#05 | Oct. 12 Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford) Abstract (PDF, 588 KB)
#06 | Oct. 19 Shelley Lynn Tremain (Biopolitical Philosophy) Abstract (PDF, 584 KB)
#07 | Oct. 26 Rachel Sterken (Hong Kong University) [Joint work with Eliot Michaelson and Jessica Pepp] Abstract (PDF, 588 KB)
#08 | Nov. 02 Kevin Scharp (University of St Andrews)  
#09 | Nov. 09 Elisabetta Lalumera (University of Bologna)  
#10 | Nov. 16 James Hampton (University of London)  
#11 | Nov. 23 Ishani Maitra (University of Michigan)  
#12 | Nov. 30 Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich)  
#13 | Dec. 07 Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania)  
#14 | Dec. 14 Matti Eklund (University of Uppsala)  


Zoom meeting ID: 675 8251 8255
Password: CEOS21 (invite link)
YouTube channel:

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