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Conference: Causation, Explanation, Conditionals

June 21 - 22, 2017, Tutzing

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Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM to
Jun 22, 2017 12:00 AM


Evangelische Akademie Tutzing

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The overarching objective of this conference is to bring together researchers working on and with conditional analyses of causation and explanation to discuss the advantages and shortcomings of their accounts. One major focus will be on the identification of genuine causes as opposed to merely spurious causes – a task the brain must execute to structure its environment and the scientist's brain must execute to establish causal explanations.

The conference will therefore ask questions along the following lines: “What kind of framework is best suited to understand how the brain samples sensory information to identify causal relations?” and “Are there classes of causal relations the brain cannot detect in principle?”.

Speakers include:

  • Jake Chandler (La Trobe University, Australia)
  • Stefan Glasauer (BCCN Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU / Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, GSN)
  • Joe Halpern (Cornell University, USA)
  • Stephan Hartmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU / Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, MCMP)
  • Franz Huber (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Karolina Krzyżanowska (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU / Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, MCMP)
  • William Penny (University College London, UCL, UK)
  • Hans Rott (University of Regensburg)
  • Katrin Schulz (University of Amsterdam, Niederlande)
  • Gerhard Schurz (University of Düsseldorf)
  • Wolfgang Spohn (University of Konstanz)
  • Michael Wibral (Goethe University Frankfurt)


  • Holger Andreas (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Mario Günther (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU / Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, MCMP & Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, GSN)
  • Kay Thurley (BCCN Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU)


  • Bernstein Center Munich (BCCN Munich)
  • Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN)
  • Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)

Further information on the program, registration, etc. on the official conference website and under