The latest CauSci news are posted here, including a link the CauSci Newsletter.
CauSci is a 4-year interdisciplinary research project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and hosted by UMB School of Economics and Business. The aim is to investigate some unresolved issues within the sciences related to causation, while also getting a better philosophical understanding of the notion of causation.
This project brings together academics from a range of backgrounds to consider the theoretical foundation of causation. A large international network of philosophers and scientists is recruited, plus two institutional partners.
The project has recruited two of the world-leading philosophers of science; Professor Stephen Mumford from Nottingham and Professor John Dupré from Exeter. They will be visiting UMB regularly over the next 4 years.
The UMB Philosophy & Science Forum started up in the spring 2011. The forum provides an interdisciplinary meeting place for people at UMB to present, discuss and advance topics related to the theory and philosophy of science. Lectures are open for all.
CauSci has two institutional partners: SVT in Bergen and Department of Philosophy in Nottingham. In addition, many of the CauSci researchers are involved in related projects and networks.
The Causation in Science project includes research within four different areas: biology, physics, psychology and social science. We will organise one workshop for each of these areas, plus one conference in 2014. Information about the events will be posted here.
The theoretical background of this project is a dispositional theory of causation, developed in Mumford and Anjum's book Getting Causes From Powers, which is now out at Oxford University Press. This article offers a brief introduction to the theory.
CauSci has a Twitter account where we tweet about events such as workshops, conferences, publications, visitors and other news related to the project.