Workshop with Christopher R. Hitchcock

Date: April 24, 2015

Place: Building 23.21, Ground Floor, Room 44B

Organizers: Alexander Gebharter and Gerhard Schurz

The workshop is organized as part of the DFG (German Research Foundation) research group FOR 1063: Causation, Laws, Dispositions, and Explanation at the Interface of Science and Metaphysics.

Attendance is free and open to all. If you plan to attend, please contact us at


Friday, April 24

10:15 – 11:00   Alexander Gebharter (DCLPS) Causal exclusion and causal Bayes nets

11:00 – 11:45   Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (University of Cologne) Causal modelling and multi-level causation

11:45 – 12:30   Christian Feldbacher (DCLPS) Weak predictivism, ad hoc-modification, and intervention

(Lunch Break)

14:00 – 14:45   Gerhard Schurz (DCLPS) Revising the Markov condition

14:45 – 15:30   Andreas Hüttemann (University of Cologne) Actual causation and default processes

15:30 – 17:00   Christopher Hitchcock (Caltech) Conditioning, intervening, and decision