Laws and Modality

Mini-Workshop in Cologne
December 9, 2016
Univerity of Cologne
Richard Strauß Str. 2

DFG Research Group Causation | Laws | Dispositions | Explanation


09:30 — 10:45 Michael Townsen Hicks (Oxford) What The Laws Explain and What Explains the Laws
Coffee break
11:00 — 12:15 Lina Jansson (Nottingham) Newton’s Methodology Meets Humean Supervenience about Laws of Nature
14:00 — 15:00 NN tba
Coffee break
15:15 — 16.30 Siegfried Jaag (Düsseldorf)

Christian Loew (Luxembourg):

Making best systems best for us
Coffee break
16:45 — 18:00 Tobias Wilsch (Tuebingen) Governing Laws




All participants are welcome, but please send a short email to to let us know you are coming.

Travel Grants

We will be able to offer a restricted number of travel grants (up to 250 Euros each). PhD students and advanced M.A. students are encouraged to apply for these grants by submitting a short letter of motivation (200 words) and a short CV. Please send the applications to