Metaphilosophical Talk Series: Catherine Z. Elgin

May 28th

The PACE Project cordially invites you to the second talk of the Metaphilosophical Talk Series by

Catherine Z. Elgin, Harvard University
Title: Iterative Explications

Date: Tue May 28th, 2024
Time: 16:45-18:15 hrs

Location: Room 3C, NIG, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien

Carnap maintains that explication refines and sharpens everyday concepts, enabling them to perform rigorous philosophical and scientific functions. Building on Carnap and Chang, I argue that conceptual enhancement involves iterative explication. Each step is an improvement on its predecessor and sets the stage fur further conceptual refinement. I draw on familiar examples from the history of philosophy to illustrate the procedure and its benefits.

Future Metaphilosophical Talk Series Talks:
Tue June 11th, 2024, 16:45 – 18.15 hrs

Jennifer Nagel, University of Toronto