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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Emergence: where is the evidence? Workshop

16th March 2015, 14:00 to 18th March 2015, 17:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Palace Green

Powers and Human Agency

This workshop will explore how recent powers theories of causation affect the debate about the existence of downward causation and strong emergence. Powers theories of causation potentially offer new conceptions of what downward causation could consist in, distinctive approaches to the traditional problems of personal agency and mental causation, and new ways of challenging strongly held convictions about CCP. 

Timings to be confirmed

Contact r.f.hendry@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.