LACSI Conference on Laws of Nature, Explanation and Understanding
The Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative (LACSI) Conference on Laws of Nature, Explanation, and Understanding will take place between 12:30 p.m on Friday, September 16 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 on NC State University’s North Campus. The exact venue will be specified later.
Friday, September 16
Collection of folders and name-tags
Please wear name-tags at all sessions.
Are the Laws of Nature Useful? Heather Demarest, University of Colorado, Boulder
Moderator: Carl Gillett, University of Northern Illinois
Understanding and Social Measurement, Kareem Khalifa, Middlebury College
Moderator: Holly Andersen, Simon Fraser University
Reception: Venue to be determined
(Dinner on your own)
Saturday, September 17
Laws of Nature in Biology and Medicine: A Retrospective, Anya Plutynski, Washington University in St. Louis
Moderator: Tyler Hildebrand, Dalhousie University
Causal Explanation and Causal Bearing, Christopher Hitchcock, California Institute of Technology
Moderator: Harjit Bhogal, University of Maryland
(On your own)
Persistence, Properties and Explanatory Structure, Elizabeth Miller, Brown University
Moderator: Katrina Elliot, UCLA
The Practical Value of Causal Understanding, Michael Strevens, New York University
Moderator: Erica Shumener, Syracuse University
(There will be no further conference events after the above session.)
Conference Fees and Registration
Standard Fee: $70
Fee for Full-Time Students: $30
The above fees include the conference reception.
Advance online registration is required by September 10, 2022. Register here.
Conference Travel Fellowship
Since 2015 we have provided a travel fellowship to enable either a Ph.D. candidate or a recent Ph.D. graduate from an under-represented group in philosophy to attend each LACSI Conference.
The 2022 Fellow is Gabrielle Kerbel, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The Aloft Raleigh, which is within easy walking distance of NC State University’s North Campus, has reserved a small block of rooms for conference participants at the rate of $152 per night (plus taxes). Reserve a room.
Food and Drink
There is a selection of eating and drinking establishments along and close to Hillsborough Street opposite NC State University’s North Campus.