Carl A. Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics, was in Havana, Cuba, from Jan. 8 to 13 to participate in the 6th Biennial International Congress on the Philosophical, Epistemological, and Methodological Implications of Complexity Theory. The theme of this year's conference was "Complexity in the Social and Natural Sciences: Morphogenesis, Ontogenesis, and Intentionality."
At the invitation of the organizers, Rubino offered a segment of a pre-conference course on “Causality, Time, and Morphogenesis." The title of his presentation was "Events Without Causes?: Causality, Temporality, and Complexity." Rubino's co-presenters were Dr. Antonio Correa Iglesias, president of Havana's Cathedra for the Study of Complexity, and Dr. Alicia Juarrero, co-editor with Rubino of the 2008 book Emergence, Complexity, and Self-Organization: Precursors and Prototypes.
This was the fifth time that Rubino has participated in the conference. As in the past, he traveled to Cuba under license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.