|Event date||May 09, 2019 - May 10, 2019|
|Submission deadline||February 01, 2019|
Many disciplines, from mathematics to metaphysics, employ non-causal explanations. But what is the logic (or the logics) of non-causal explanation? What are the pros and cons of different logical approaches? Is the linguistic expression of non-causal explanation specifically codified in some natural language? Can algorithms pick up non-causal explanations in textual databases? The workshop welcomes formal and informal contributions both from within specific disciplines employing non-causal explanations and from a more general perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Is non-causal explanation hyperintensional?
- Among the axioms governing the logical behaviour of non-causal explanation are there factivity, symmetry, associativity ones?
- What is the relation between non-causal explanation and concepts in its vicinity (causal explanation, understanding, …)?
- What is the relation between non-causal explanation in general and metaphysical grounding in particular? Can (one of) the logics of grounding be applied to non-causal explanation in general?
- Are some explanations in the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, ….) really non-causal?
Hannes Leitgeb (Munich)
Francesca Poggiolesi (Paris)
Erik Weber (Ghent)
We welcome submissions on any topic that fits into the scope as described above. Send your abstract of 300 to 500 words to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Febr
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2019.
More information about the workshop (venue, registration, …) is available at http://www.lrr.ugent.be/
This workshop is organized by the scientific research network Logical and Methodological Analysis of Scientific Reasoning Processes (LMASRP) which is sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). All information about the network can be found at http://www.lmasrp.ugent.be/
An overview of the previous workshops of the network can be found at http://www.lrr.ugent.be/