Conference on Formal Models of Causation in Law
1st Edition of the 'Hamburg Conferences on Computational Legal Theory'
In law, causation is an important factor in the assignment of responsibility for action. Although civil law jurisprudence long ago has come up with the idea of a ‘conditio sine qua non’ also known as the ‘but for test’ in common law, existing theories of causation are problematic and remain for example unable to – in a reasonable way – ascertain the relevance of multiple causes in situations of overdetermination. At our conference, international leading experts from the disciplines of law, philosophy and logic will present new approaches to solve some of these problems and use non-classical logics to develop formal models of causation.
Host: Prof. Dr. Matthias Armgardt, Nucleus Professor for Global Legal History and Civil Law
|Date:||June 16-17, 2022|
|Location:||Thursday, June 16:||Warburg Haus, Heilwigstrasse 116, 20249 Hamburg|
|Friday, June 17:||AS-Saal, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg|
Cf. Flyer with Programme for the Conference: Flyer
- Thursday, June 16, 9:00
'Explaining the Cause of Economic Duress: A Curious Case from American Contract Law'
Prof. Dr. Scott Brewer,
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
- Thursday, June 16, 11:00
'Causal Reasoning in Legal Cases'
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sartor
Professor of Legal Informatics and Legal Theory, University of Bologna, European University Institute
together with Prof. Dr. Adam Wyner
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University
and Dr. Rūta Liepiņa
AI and Law Researcher
- Thursday, June 16, 13:30
'An Epochetic Account of Causation'
Prof. Dr. Mario Günther
Assistant Professor, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU München
- Thursday, June 16, 15:30
'Shared Agency and Causation in Human-AI Interaction Dynamics'
Dr. Caterina Moruzzi
Department of Philosophy, University of Konstanz
- Friday, June 17, 9:00
'NESS Conditions in the Logic of Causal Models'
Prof. Dr. Holger Andreas
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
- Friday, June 17, 11:00
'Reasoning about Agent Causation'
Prof. Dr. Emiliano Lorini
Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
- Friday, June 17, 13:30
'The Hypothetical Nature of Legal Liability and its Temporal Dimension. Towards a Dialogical Approach to Causation in Law'
Prof. Dr. Shahid Rahman
Professor of Philosophy and Logic, Université de Lille
- Friday, June 17, 15:30