[FOM] Causality Study Fortnight

Jon Williamson j.williamson at kent.ac.uk
Wed Mar 19 12:34:44 EDT 2008

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8-19 September 2008
University of Kent, UK

8-9 September: 2 days of tutorials on causality, probability and their use 
in science.
10-12 September: CAPITS 2008 a 3-day conference on causality and probability 
in the sciences.
15-19 September: a week of advanced research seminars on causality and 

Causal inference is the most important form of reasoning in the sciences. 
Different disciplines, from epidemiology to biology, from econometrics to 
physics, make use of probability and statistics in order to infer causal 
relations. We aim to bring philosophers and scientists together to discuss 
the relation between causality and probability, and the applications of 
these concepts within the sciences.

In conjunction with the Conference, we plan to have an edited volume on 
Causality and Probability in the Sciences (publisher to be confirmed).

Confirmed speakers:
Introductory lectures:
causal decision theory (James Joyce)
causal modelling in the sciences (Kevin Korb)
philosophy of causality (Julian Reiss)
causal cognition (David Lagnado)

Nancy Cartwright, Damien Fennell, James Joyce, Kevin Korb, David Lagnado, 
Michel Mouchart, Stathis Psillos, Miklos Redei, Julian Reiss, Paolo Vineis

Advanced research seminars:
levels of causality and the interpretation of probability (Federica Russo)
mechanisms and causality (Phyllis McKay)
machine learning and causality (David Corfield & Alex Freitas)
causality and the mind (Julia Tanney)
causality in the history of philosophy (Ken Westphal)


1 May: deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words) - email Federica 
Russo <f.russo at kent.ac.uk>

1 June: notification of acceptance

15 June: deadline for speaker confirmation - email Federica Russo 
<f.russo at kent.ac.uk>

1 July: submission of full papers (strict deadline, preferably less than, 
and certainly no more than, 10000 words) - email Federica Russo 
<f.russo at kent.ac.uk>

15 July deadline for registration - email Miriam Waters 
<m.l.waters at kent.ac.uk> for details

1 Sept deadline for late registration - email Miriam Waters 
<m.l.waters at kent.ac.uk> for details

10-12 Sept: conference

30 Oct: notification of acceptance of full papers

30 Nov: final versions due

Registration fee:
early birds: 30 pounds for 1 component, 45 pounds for 2 components, 50 
pounds for 3 components
late: 60 pounds for 1 component, 90 pounds for 2 components, 100 pounds for 
3 components

Further information:
or email: Federica Russo <f.russo at kent.ac.uk>
all the best,
Jon Williamson
Philosophy, SECL, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NF, UK

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