Causality and Causal Reasoning in Physics - Discussions with Mathias Frisch
Freitag, 20.06.2014 - Samstag, 21.06.2014
|Datum:||20.06.2014 - 21.06.2014|
Ever since Russell gave his paper "On the notion of cause" in 1913, the role of causality in physics has been hotly debated. Is the concept of causation absent from modern physical theories, as Russell suggested? Don't we need causal notions to account for e.g. radiation asymmetry? And can physical explanations really do without causes? In his forthcoming book "Causal Reasoning in Physics" (Cambridge University Press), Mathias Frisch makes a strong case for the anti-Russellian claim that causal notions and causal inferences figure prominently in physics. The aim of this workshop is to discuss his ideas and related topics.
Time and Venue
Friday & Saturday, June 20-21, 2014
University of Berne (Switzerland)
UniTobler, Lerchenweg 36, Room F007
Michael Esfeld (Lausanne)
"Causation in Fundamental Physics“
Wolfgang Pietsch (Munich)
"Is the Radiation Asymmetry of Causal Nature?"
Mathias Frisch (Maryland)
"Causal Reasoning in Physics"
Tilman Sauer (Bern)
"BICEP2 and Causality"