Hungarian-Polish Workshop

The 1st workshop of the Budapest-Krakow Research Group on Probability, Causality and Determinism, jointly sponsored by the Hungarian and the Polish Academy of Sciences, took place in the beginning of this week, hosted by the Institute of Philosophy of HAS RCH.

The workshop covered a variety of topics that formed the basis of past as well as present collaborations between the researchers. Topics included indeterminism in general relativity, foundational analysis of the notion of correlation, relationship of causal set theory and branching spacetimes, Bayesian learning theory, the Borel-Kolmogorov paradox, accuracy-centered formal approaches to epistemology, the dynamical systems approach to causality, and common cause closedness.

The talks, which were being held in the Pepita Room at the Orszaghaz street building, were attended by philosophers of science based at various Hungarian universities, as well as several experts of other institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (notably from physics and mathematics). Talks were followed by informal discussion sessions, joint meals and night programs. The second installation of the workshop is going to take place in Krakow, Poland, in the beginning of December 2014; see the homepage of the research group and the schedules here.