Natural Kinds

The Metaphysics of Science:  Causation and Natural Kinds

March 20th-21st, 2014

IHPST (Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne). Address: 13 rue du Four, Paris (Mabillon station)
Workshop Schedule

Day 1, Thursday 20th March 2014

Location: Le Centre Panthéon – La Salle 14
Address: 12, place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris

1. 10:00 – 11:15: Françoise Longy (IHPST) – “Do We Need Two Notions of
Natural Kind to Account for the History of ‘Jade’?”
2. 11:15 – 12:30: Alex Manafu (IHPST) – “The Analyticity Objection to Special-
Science Laws”
3. 12:30 – 14:30 – Lunch Break
4. 14:45 – 16:00: Philippe Huneman (IHPST) – “Individuals, and How They are
Made of Causal Interactions”
5. Fifteen Minute Break
6. 16:15 – 17:30: Thomas Reydon (Hannover) – “Realism About Kinds and the
Dynamics of Classificatory Practices”

Day 2, Friday 21st March 2014
Location: IHPST, Salle de Conference
Address: 13, rue du Four, 75006 Paris

1. 9:00 – 10:15: Andrew McFarland – “Causal Structure and Natural Kinds”
2. 10:15 – 11:30: P.D. Magnus (Albany) – “Taxonomy, Ontology, and Causation”
3. Ten Minute Break
4. 11:40 – 12:55: Muhammad Khalidi (York) – “Natural Kinds as Nodes in Causal
Networks”
5. 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch
6. 15:00 – 16:15: Matthew Slater (Bucknell) – “Anchoring in Ecosystemic Kinds”
7. 16:15 – 17:30: Béatrice de Montera (IHPST) – “Individual ontology: from
homeostatic stability to cohesiveness?”
8. Fifteen Minute Break
9. 17:45 – 19:00: Stephen Mumford (Nottingham) & Rani Anjum (Norwegian
University of Life Science) – “Understanding Causation by way of Failure”

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