For my dissertation during my philosophy undergraduate, I wrote about conceptual engineering (CE). CE is concerned with philosophy of language, specifically that of concepts. Get in touch with me for the full dissertation if you fancy a read! Hope you enjoy.
Have you ever used a word, with multiple meanings, and it’s been taken the wrong way? I thought so. Where do words come from, and how? There is more to our dictionary than a list of words, so welcome to a snapshot of Darwin’s approach to linguistic evolution.
‘Homo neanderthalensis’ lived around 40,000 years ago, and went extinct due to factors such as climate change, disease and competition with European humans. The ancient DNA within preserved dental plaque, uncovered the diet and health of Neanderthals. Not only this, but their behaviour, culture and interactions.