Denis Kazankov

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My PhD research project is in conceptual ethics and conceptual engineering, which situates it at the intersection between meta-philosophy, philosophy of language, and value theory. It addresses the following questions: What can conceptual ethicists gain by appealing to the teleological features of concepts? What is the connection between the existence of concepts in a language and the values of linguistic communities using them? How bad must concepts be for it to be justified to eliminate them? How should practical and epistemic considerations about the value of concepts be weighed against each other? What is the best conceivable metasemantics that human linguistic practices could be based upon?


BPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford
BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Japanese, University of Leeds


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