Formal Causation

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: petter.sandstad@gmail.com
Deadline: 15.04.2018
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Rostock
Datum: 22.10.2018
Uhrzeit: 09:00 Uhr
Ende: 23.10.2018 17:00
Veranstaltende Institution: DFG-Projekt Formale Verursachung

The conference will explore formal causation, i.e., the view that an object having a property such as a disposition can be explained through kind membership. Some of the talks will be historical work, mainly on Aristotle, some will be systematic work on the contemporary discussion, and some will combine both historical and systematic approaches. Especially relevant for formal causation are the contemporary debates about essence and necessity, dependence and grounding, laws of nature, universals, dispositions, and functions.

There are two slots in the program to be filled through this call for papers. We especially welcome submissions from early-career researchers (such as current PhD students or Post-docs). We are committed to the SWIP good practice scheme.

We will cover travel expenses up to 300 €, and will also cover accommodation and meals during the conference. We plan to start on Monday morning, so most participants are likely to arrive in Rostock on Sunday. The conference will take place at the IBZ Rostock. We also plan to edit a volume based upon the talks at the conference, published by a leading publisher.

We invite submissions of abstracts of maximum 500 words, suitable for approximately 30–40 minutes presentation (each speaker will have one hour for presentation and discussion). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 May 2018.

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