Causal Perspectivalism

June 13, 2022 - June 14, 2022
Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

John Peek Room
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St
Birmingham B3 3BS
United Kingdom

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University of Queensland
Trinity College, Dublin
Universität Hannover
University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Columbia University
Nottingham University
University of Pittsburgh


University of Birmingham

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Alison Fernandes (Trinity College Dublin)
“How Agency Features in Explaining the Direction of Causation”

Mathias Frisch (Leibniz University Hannover)
“The Asymmetry of Records and the initial randomness assumption”

Joaquim Giannotti (University of Birmingham)
“Grounding Perspectivalism: Metaphysical Explanation in the Eye of the Beholder”

Michael Townsen Hicks (University of Birmingham)
“Are Symmetry Explanations Grounding Explanations?”

Jenann Ismael (Columbia University)
“It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see”

Lina Jansson (University of Nottingham)
“Symmetries and conservation laws”

Peter Evans (University of Queensland) (Joint work with Gerard J. Milburn and Sally Shrapnel)
“Causal asymmetry from the perspective of a causal agent”

James Woodward (University of Pittsburgh)
“Flagpoles Anyone? Causal and Explanatory Asymmetries”


Helen Beebee (University of Leeds)

Markel Kortabarria (University of Barcelona)

Noelia Iranzo Ribera (University of Birmingham)

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June 13, 2022, 9:00am BST

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