16 – 18 March 2015

Workshop #2: Powers and Human Agency

venue to be confirmed


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.


Confirmed participants

Alex Carruth (Durham University)

Sophie Gibb (Durham University)

John Heil (Washington University in St. Louis)

Rob Koons (University of Texas at Austin)

Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham)

Tim O'Connor (Indiana University)

Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame)