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Na logisch! LMU-Probestudium Philosophie
Am Dienstag, den 7. September 2010, fand im Rahmen des LMU Probestudiums Philosophie (6. bis 8. September 2010) der Kurs "Na logisch! Eine sehr kurze Einführung in die Logik" statt (Dozent: Roland Poellinger).
Interessierte Noch-Nicht-Studenten konnten sich in gebotener Knappheit ein Bild von den Methoden und Themen der modernen, formalen Logik machen.
Den offiziellen Flyer des Probestudiums mit dem Gesamtprogramm gibt es hier zum Download.
Mehr Infos zum Probestudium gibt es außerdem auf der Homepage der Fakultät für Philosophie.
LMU Workshop "Concrete Causation" (July 9, 2010)
One of the most prominent areas of causal modeling today sounds out the interaction of probabilistic and deterministic approaches and is centered around Bayesian Networks, through which causal notions can be identified concretely and utilized for various disciplines eventually.
The workshop "Concrete Causation" was hosted by the LMU Institute for Logic and Philosophy of Science and took place on July 9, 2010. Amongst others Wolfgang Spohn (Konstanz) was talking about his Ranking Theory.
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"Collegium Logicum" in Print
Prof. Godehard Link's "Collegium Logicum", Volume 1, has just been published by mentis and will be available in book stores from now. The carefully prepared LaTeX manuscript was produced with the collaboration of Roland Poellinger and will be extended to Volume 2 by late 2010.
March 2010: "Causality" at Venice International University
The seminar "The Cement of the Universe - Recent Topics in the Theory of Causation" will be organized by members of the LMU philosophy department, March 22-26, 2010. The announcement states that ...
"for some time it has seemed that causation – once dubbed by J.L. Mackie the cement of the universe – would no longer play a major role in metaphysics and philosophy of science. It appeared that in the course of scientific progress – as Bertrand Russell had predicted at the beginning of the 20th century – causal concepts would be gradually supplanted by lawlike correlations and thus become superfluous. Recent years however have seen a revival of philosophical and scientific interest in questions concerning causal relations."
R. Poellinger's talk about Judea Pearl, "Causality" (2000/2009), Pearl's deterministic account of causation, and his answer to David Lewis' counterfactual approach will be part of the session about probabilistic logic.