Workshop Causation and Responsibility Online Workshop, July 29 - July 30 2021 Organizers: Vera Hoffmann-Kolss and Matthias Rolffs The workshop will take place via zoom. If you would like to participate, please do not hesitate to contact Nina Peier (email@example.com) in order to obtain the zoom-link. Workshop Description Causation and responsibility seem to be closely related. Prima facie, agents can be held responsible only for outcomes they caused. What is more, the degree to which agents can be held responsible for the outcomes of their actions seems to depend on how much they causally contributed to them. For instance, if two companies, A and B, jointly cause some environmental damage, their causal contributions may differ: it is possible that company A dumps more toxic waste or emits more greenhouse gases than company B. But then, it seems plausible to conclude that company A is more responsible for the damage resulting from these actions than company B. It is vividly debated, however, how exactly this relationship is to be understood. Is causation really a necessary condition for responsibility? Is responsibility generally proportional to causal contribution? And what are the implications of this relationship for metaphysical theories of causation? The aim of this event is to discuss these issues with international experts in the field. Speakers Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame) Mattias Gunnemyr (Lund) Alex Kaiserman (Oxford) David Lagnado (London) Matthias Rolffs (Bern) Caroline Touborg (Umeå) Pascale Willemsen (Zürich) The organizers of this workshop are affiliated with the project Graded Causation, which is part of the DFG-funded research group Inductive Metaphysics.