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Logic and Philosophy of Science Department
University of California, Irvine
Causal Varieties in Science
This talk explores causal varieties that emerge in the life sciences. While mainstream work in philosophy of neuroscience and biology views the “mechanism” concept as the main (and often exclusive) way to understand causal systems, this project argues that causation in these domains is far more diverse. This talk provides an analysis of this causal diversity and clarifies how it matters for accounts of scientific explanation, capturing how causes are studied and identified, appreciating distinct types of control that causes provide, and supporting clear communication about causality.
Pizza will be served. Please bring your own beverage.