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Formal Causation - 22-23/10/2018, Rostock (Germany)

The conference will explore formal causation, i.e., the view that an object having a property such as a disposition can be explained through kind membership. Some of the talks will be historical work, mainly on Aristotle, some will be systematic work on the contemporary discussion, and some will combine both historical and systematic approaches. Especially relevant for formal causation are the contemporary debates about essence and necessity, dependence and grounding, laws of nature, universals, dispositions, and functions.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 22-23/10/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Rostock (Rostock, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Ludger Jansen (Rostock/Bochum); Petter Sandstad (Rostock)

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