Causality in the Sciences of the Mind and Brain

27-29 June 2016

  • Causality

  • in the Sciences

  • of the Mind and Brain

About this CitS conference

This conference in the Causality in the Sciences (CitS) series will focus on causality in the sciences of the mind and brain. Among these sciences are psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience. 


The questions that this conference will address include

  • What characterizes the notion of causation in the sciences of the mind and brain?
  • Are different notions required for different sciences or experimental methods?
  • Are there differences in the notions that are explicitly and implicitly assumed in the methods employed?
  • What counts as causal evidence in these sciences?
  • What role is played by information of interventions and physical mechanisms in identifying causal claims in the sciences of the mind and brain?

Papers

Both philosophers and scientists will present papers addressing the questions and related issues concerning the epistemology, metaphysics, methodology and semantics of causality in the sciences of the mind and brain.

Submissions must at the same time address the issue of causality and engage with the sciences. Abstracts will be refereed by the the local organizers and CitS steering committee.
 

Confirmed speakers

  • John Campbell, University of California at Berkeley
  • Michael Baumgartner, University of Geneva
  • Holly Andersen, Simon Frazier University
  • Jackie Sullivan, University of Western Ontario
  • Carrie Figdor, University of Iowa
  • William Bechtel, University of California