[MaFLa] invitation to a talk on`Aspects of Non-Causal Explanation`by Alexander Reutlinger - Tuesday, 16 February, 5.30 PM, Zrinyi 14, Room 412

Krisztina Biber Biberk at ceu.edu
Fri Feb 12 09:18:24 CET 2016

The CEU Department of Philosophy cordially invites you to a talk 
(as part of its Departmental Colloquium series)
Alexander Reutlinger (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy)
Aspects of Non-Causal Explanation
Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 5.30 PM, Zrinyi 14, Room 412
The goal of this talk is to defend a monist framework for causal and non-causal explanations - a counterfactual theory of explanation (CTE). According to the CTE, both causal and non-causal explanations are explanatory by virtue of revealing counterfactual dependencies between the explanandum and the explanans. I argue that (1) the CTE is applicable to paradigmatic examples of non-causal explanations, and that (2) the CTE has a surprising consequence regarding the asymmetry of explanations.

Krisztina Biber
Department of Philosophy 

Central European University
Nador u. 9. | 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Office: + 36.1.327.3806 | biberk at ceu.hu | www.ceu.hu 
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