Causal Distinctions: Specificity and Beyond

October 21, 2020 - October 22, 2020

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  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)


Sam Houston State University
University of Cologne
University of Bern
University of Glasgow
University of California, Irvine
University of Aberdeen
Umeå University
University of Geneva


University of Cologne
Umeå University

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The Inductive Metaphysics group invites all interested to attend the online workshop Causal Distinctions: Specificity and Beyond.

The workshop will focus on distinctions between different kind of causal relations. In the past few decades, concepts like specificity (Waters 2007), proportionality (Yablo 1992), sensitivity (Woodward 2006), and control (Campbell 2008) have been used to distinguish between different causal relations and to address classical philosophical problems, like exclusion arguments in philosophy of mind and causal parity arguments in philosophy of biology. This workshop gathers leading philosophers to investigate and discuss the role of these concepts in contemporary philosophy as well their relations to one another.

Recordings of the talks are available via the relevant speaker.

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October 20, 2020, 7:00pm CET

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
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