In Conceptual Engineering, propose improvements to Concepts that expose and critique Ideology, makingvisible and enabling its subversion. Conceptual engineering is thus a key practice of Critical Theory.
- Deflation plays a crucial role here as well: Getting rid of folk ontology and magical thinking makes effective action more feasible since it removes distractions from the actual Causal Structure of the parts of the world it aims to change.
- As consequence of this principle, conceptual engineering needs to develop and deploy realistic strategies for actual concept change.
- Haslanger (2017): “Culture and Critique”
- Haslanger (2018): “Going On, Not in the Same Way”