Subject: Conceptual Engineering
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 18:32:21

I was first introduced to this term while reading a wonderful book called Think A compelling introduction to philosophy: "The word 'philosophy' carries unfortunate connotations: impractical, unworldly, weird. I suspect that all philosophers and philosophy students share that moment of silent embarrassment when someone innocently asks us what we do. I would prefer to introduce myself as doing Conceptual Engineering. For just as the engineer studies the structure of material things, so the philosopher studies the structure of thought..."

Here are some more related links:

Conceptual Engineering - The project emanates from the research in cognitive semantics. Its goal is to develop proper and general computational tools for a processual simulation of conceptual composition during language understanding.

Philosophy of Scientific Research - Our engineers will guide your train of thought, and get you back on track!!

An Ontological Schema for Sharing Conceptual Engineering Knowledge.

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