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9 - 10 May 2019, Worksh on Non-Causal Explanations: Logical, Linguistic and Philosophical Perspectives, Gent, Belgium

Date: 9 - 10 May 2019
Location: Gent, Belgium
Deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

Many disciplines, from mathematics to metaphysics, employ non-causal explanations. But what is the logic (or the logics) of non-causal explanation? What are the pros and cons of different logical approaches? Is the linguistic expression of non-causal explanation specifically codified in some natural language? Can algorithms pick up non-causal explanations in textual databases? The workshop welcomes formal and informal contributions both from within specific disciplines employing non-causal explanations and from a more general perspective.

Keynote speakers: Hannes Leitgeb (Munich), Francesca Poggiolesi (Paris) and Erik Weber (Ghent).

We welcome submissions on any topic that fits into the scope of the conference.

For more information, see http://www.lrr.ugent.be/noncausalexplanation/ or contact .

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