Reading Groups with Phyllis Illari

Cologne, April 13th and 14th 2015

Richard-Strauss-Str. 2 (Bauwens building)


Monday, April 13th
Room 0.A02

9:00 – 11:30 The Causal Mosaic

Illari, P., & Russo, F. (2014): Causality – Philosophical Theory Meets Scientific Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (We’ll focus on Chapters 23 and 24, 249-271.)

Tuesday, April 14th
Room 1.A13

10:00 – 12:30 The Metaphysics of Mechanisms

Illari, P., & Williamson, J. (2013): “In Defence of Activities”, in: Journal for General Philosophy of Science 44 (1): 69-83.

Illari, P. K., & Williamson, J. (2011): “Mechanisms are real and local”, in: P. M. Illari, F. Russo, J. Williamson (Eds.): Causality in the Sciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 818-844.

At the beginning of each reading group Phyllis will give a brief introduction, which is followed by a discussion of the papers indicated above.

Everybody is kindly invited to participate. If you would like to come please send a short notice to