Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Edited Volume: Causality in the Sciences (CFP)

Call for papers: CAUSALITY IN THE SCIENCES

A volume of papers on causality across the sciences edited by Phyllis McKay Illari, Federica Russo and Jon Williamson under contract with Oxford University Press

http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/2009/cits/

This book will contain original research papers that deal with causality and causal inference in the various sciences and with general questions concerning the relationship between causality, probability and mechanisms.

Some chapters will be invited contributions; others will be submitted to a call for papers. All papers will be subject to a reviewing process.

TIMETABLE

1st July 2009: deadline for submission of full papers for publication to be emailed to Phyllis McKay Illari (P.McKay@kent.ac.uk) or Federica Russo (F.Russo@kent.ac.uk) 1st November 2009: notification of acceptance of papers for publication.

1st December 2009: deadline for final version of papers accepted for publication.

THE VOLUME

The volume will run to about 600 pages and will be subdivided into the following parts:

Introduction

Health Sciences

Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Psychology and Neurosciences

Computer science and statistics

Causality, probability and mechanisms

ORGANISATION

This volume is organised by the Centre for Reasoning at the University of Kent. It is associated with the Causality in the Sciences series of conferences, and with the research project Mechanisms and Causality funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

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