Herman Cappelen is a professor of philosophy at the university of Oslo and at the University of St Andrews. He is one of the co-directors of ConceptLab. He has written and co-authored several books and works in all areas of philosophy.
I. Introduction to Conceptual Engineering 1. Introduction 2. Illustrations: Conceptual Engineering in Philosophy and Beyond 3. Arguments for the Importance of Conceptual Engineering and Implications for Philosophical Methodology 4. On the Importance of a General Theory and an Overview of the Austerity Framework II. Towards a General Theory, 1: Metasemantic Foundations 5. Metasemantics, Metasemantic Superstructure and Metasemantic base 6. Externalist Conceptual Engineering 7. Corollaries of Externalism: Inscrutability, Lack of Control, and Anti-Luminosity 8. The Illusion of Incoherent / Inconsistent Concepts III. Towards a General Theory, 2: Topic Continuity as the Limits for Revision 9. The Limits of Revision and Topics (Dis)Continuity and Miscommunication 10. Reply to Strawson 1: Continuity of Topic, Samesaying and the Contestation Theory 11. Reply to Strawson 2: Lexical Effects IV. Towards a General Theory, 3: Worldliness and the Varieties of Conceptual Engineering 12. The Worldliness of Conceptual Engineering 13. Varieties of Conceptual Engineering 14. Objections and Replies V. Compare and Contrast: Alternative Accounts of Conceptual Engineering 15. Metalinguistic Negotiation 16. On Appeals to Function 17. Chalmers on the Subscript Gambit 18. Conceptual Engineering Without Bedrock and Without Fixed Points 19. Concluding Remarks: Looking Ahead