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Je pojmový relativizmus predpokladom filozofie ako pojmového inžinierstva?

(Is Conceptual Relativism a Prerequisite for Philosophy as Conceptual Engineering?)
Labuda, Pavol
Filozofia, 2021, vol. 76, No 1, pp. 3 – 17.
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The aim of the paper is to examine whether conceptual relativism is a prerequisite for conceptual engineering (and if so, then to what extent). In the first part of the paper, I explore and classify varieties of relativism to prepare a distinctive definition of conceptual relativism. In the second part I analyse conceptual relativism and I consequently propose two different readings of conceptual scheme: (i) conceptual scheme as a monolithic, timeless, and determinate systems of meanings, and (ii) conceptual scheme as a system of relatively stable meanings, that is based on agreement and is open to change over time. In the third part of the paper, I show that of those two readings only the second reading of conceptual scheme fits into the practice of conceptual engineering.

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