Symposium: Causal and Informational Specificity in Biological Practice: Unchallenged Assumptions and Neglected Dimensions

November, 2018

Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting

Seattle WA

November 1-4 2018


Janella Baxter (University of Minnesota): "When Causal Specificity Is Too Much of a Good Thing: A Defense of Switch-Like Causal Control"

María Ferreira Ruiz (University of Geneva): "Causation and Information in Biology - Arguments for Eliminativism"

Oliver Lean (University of Calgary): "Chemical Specificity is Not Fine-Grained Control"

Alan Love (University of Minnesota): "Positional Information and the Measurement of Specificity"

Catherine Kendig (Michigan State University): Commentary