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final CfP: CiNaPS 2018: Causality in the Neuro- and Psychological Sciences | deadline 15th May

deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words): 15th May 2018

apologies for cross-posting

Call for papers:

CiNaPS 2018: Causality in the Neuro- and Psychological Sciences

19th-21st September 2018, Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of
Antwerp, Belgium

Part of the Causality in the Sciences (CitS) conference series



Keynote speakers

Lise Marie Andersen (Aarhus university)

Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis)

Joanna Moncrieff (University College London)

Benjamin Straube (Philipps-University Marburg)


Causality is one of the key concepts that require clarification if we want to
understand scientific practice. Causal knowledge is useful for prediction and
scientific explanation and is indispensable when we endeavour to intervene in
the world. Causal relations are ubiquitous, but sometimes hard to discover.
This holds for science in general, and for neuroscience and the psychological
sciences in particular.

Questions relating to causality can best be answered in an inter- and
transdisciplinary way, involving researchers from as many scientific
disciplines as possible. This, at least, is the view underlying the
‘Causality in the Sciences’ (CitS) conference series. Therefore this
conference aims to bring together philosophers and scientists to explore the
notion of causality at the interplay of the neurological and psychological
sciences. We invite submissions on a wide range of topics, including:

- The nature of causality in the neuro- and psychological sciences
- The methods used to test for causal relations in these disciplines
- The roles of evidence and theory in grounding causal claims in the
neuro- and psychological sciences
- Empirical (cognitive, neurological, …) studies into actual causal
- What philosophers can learn from neuro- and psychological
scientists’ perspectives on causality, and vice versa
- Causal modeling (including machine learning and AI) in relation to
the neurological and psychological sciences
- The causal efficacy of psychiatric drugs and their relation to
non-pharmaceutical therapies
- The relation between the topics of causation and of extended/
embodied/ situated/ enactive/… cognition
- The relation between neurological causation and causality in the
psychological sciences
- The (im)possibility of inter-level causal relations in relation to
these sciences
- Causality as it relates to reduction and other inter-theoretic

Submissions on other but related topics are welcome too, provided they engage
with both causality and the neuro- and/or psychological sciences. Abstracts
should be limited to 500 words, they must be anonymous and should be submitted
via Easychair:

No full papers are required.


15th May 2018: deadline for submissions (500 words abstract; no full papers

15th June 2018: notification of acceptance

15th August 2018: deadline for early bird registration

19th-21st September 2018: conference
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