Schedule

Thursday, 30/09
14:00-14:15 Welcome

14:15-14:55 Stuart Glennan (Butler University Indianapolis):
Ephemeral Mechanisms in Natural and Human History
(Abstract)
14:55-15:05 Comment by Andreas Hüttemann (University of Cologne)
15:05-15:45 Discussion (Chair: Markus Stepanians)

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:40 Carol Cleland (University of Colorado):
Epistemic and Methodological Differences between Historical Science and Experimental Science (Abstract)
16:40-16:50 Comment by Markus Schrenk (University of Cologne)
16:50-17:30 Discussion (Chair: Markus Stepanians)

Friday, 01/10
10:00-10:40 Ulrich Krohs (University of Bielefeld):
Semantic Explanation in the Biological Sciences (Abstract)
10:40-10:50 Comment by Marie I. Kaiser (University of Cologne)
10:50-11:30 Discussion (Chair: Markus Schrenk)

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-11:25 Alan Love (University of Minnesota):
Models of Time for Reductive Explanations in Experimental Biology (Abstract)
11:25-12:35 Comment by Siegfried Roth (University of Cologne)
12:35-13:15 Discussion (Chair: Markus Schrenk)

13:15-14:45 Lunch Break

14:45-15:25 Peter McLaughlin (University of Heidelberg):
What Does Natural Selection Explain? (Abstract)
15:25-15:35 Comment by Gerhard Müller-Strahl (Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster)
15:35-16:15 Discussion (Chair: Andreas Hüttemann)

16:15-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:10 Patrick Forber (Tufts University):
The Importance of Explaining How Possible
(Abstract)
17:10-17:20 Comment by Thomas Reydon (University of Hannover)
17:20-18:00 Discussion (Chair: Andreas Hüttemann)

19:30 Dinner

Saturday, 02/10
10:00-10:40 Aviezer Tucker (Charles University Prague):
It’s of the Evidence, Not the Events: Explanation in the Historical Sciences
(Abstract)
10:40-10:50 Comment by Oliver Scholz (Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster)
10:50-11:30 Discussion (Chair: David Hommen)

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-11:25 Stephan Berry (Freelance Science Writer, Berlin):
Late Roman Decadence and beyond: Explaining Roman History
(Abstract)
11:25-12:35 Comment by Daniel Plenge (Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster)
12:35-13:15 Discussion (Chair: David Hommen)

13:15-14:45 Lunch Break

14:45-15:25 Michael Schmid (formerly University of the Federal Armed Forces [Munich]):
The Logic of Mechanismic Explanations in the Social Sciences (Abstract)
15:25-15:35 Comment by Daniel Plenge (Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster)
15:35-16:15 Discussion (Chair: Alexander Reutlinger)

18:00 Guided tour

Sunday, 03/10
10:00-10:40 Doris Gerber (University of Tübingen):
Causal Explanation and Historical Meaning: How to Solve the Problem of the Specific Historical Relation between Events
(Abstract)
10:40-10:50 Comment by Dieter Birnbacher (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)
10:50-11:30 Discussion (Chair: Marie I. Kaiser)

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45- 11:25 Michael Strevens (New York University):
Explanatory Autonomy and Explanatory Irreducibility
(Abstract)
11:25-12:35 Comment by Alexander Reutlinger (University of Cologne)
12:35-13:15 Discussion (Chair: Marie I. Kaiser)

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