Causation, Explanation, and Everything Else: Celebrating the Career of James F. Woodward

November 4, 2022 - November 5, 2022
Center for Philosophy of Science

1008 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh 15213
United States

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  • University of Pittsburgh

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Duke University
Columbia University
University of California, Irvine
University of Southern California
Lingnan University

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University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh

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The Center for the Philosophy of Science is organizing a workshop to celebrate the distinguished career of Professor James W. Woodward on November 4th and 5th 2022.  This is the weekend before PSA2022, also being held in Pittsburgh.     Jim Woodward was Professor at Cal Tech for many years and moved to Pittsburgh in 2010.  He is the author of numerous papers and two books: Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation,  2003 (OUP) which won the Lakatos Award in 2005.  More recently he has published Causation with a Human Face: Normative Theory and Descriptive Psychology, 2021 (OUP).

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October 21, 2022, 5:00am EST

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