CaEitS2011: Causality and Explanation in the Sciences

Date: September 19-21, 2011
Venue: Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, Ghent, Belgium
Organization: Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science

This is the sixth conference in the Causality in the Sciences series of conferences.

Theme of the conference

Causality and causal inference play a central role in the sciences. Explanation is one of the central goals of scientific research. And scientific explanation requires causal knowledge. At least, these are well-known tenets in present-day philosophy of science.

In this conference, we aim to bring philosophers and scientists together to discuss the relation between causality and explanation.

We welcome contributions addressing questions from the following (non-exhaustive) list

  • How is causality related to explanation? Is all explanation causal?
  • Which accounts of causality best fit which accounts of explanation?
  • Do different sciences demand different notions of causality and explanation?
  • Which case studies shed most light on the uses of causality and explanation in the sciences?

More information

For more information about the theme of the conference and for the timetable, see "Call for Papers"


Blog and Footage

For a posting on Prof. Little's blogspot "Understanding Society", see
For some nice 'Causality and Explanation' footage, see


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