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Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science

Lakatos Building
London School of Economics
7 Portugal Street 

London WC2A 2HJ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7573
Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 6869

Email: philcent@lse.ac.uk|

Office hours: Mon-Fri 12:30 - 16:00

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Please visit our calendar to see all events organised at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science. We are looking forward to welcoming you. 

Calendar of All Events|

For current events, see below. 


Real Estate Bubbles, lessons learned by Japan, Uk, Sweden and China.
01/12/2014: 9:30 AM. Public Events

Edward Anderson (Cambridge): Spaces of Spaces
01/12/2014: 5:15 PM. Sigma Club

John Broome (University of Oxford): Ethics Matters in Climate Change
01/12/2014: 6:30 PM. Forum for European Philosophy

Orri Stefansson: Desiring what one believes to be good
03/12/2014: 5:30 PM. Choice Group

Richard Bradley (LSE): Pooling Expert Opinion
04/12/2014: 2:00 PM. Managing Severe Uncertainty

Accelerate Europe - the geographical imaginaries of accelerationism: Benjamin Noys (University of Chichester)
04/12/2014: 6:30 PM. Forum for European Philosophy

Catherine Elgin: Fallibilism
09/12/2014: 2:00 PM. Popper Seminar

Harold Nax (ETH, Zurich)
10/12/2014: 5:30 PM. Choice Group

Casey Helgeson (LSE): Climate Uncertainties and Expert Elicitation
11/12/2014: 2:00 PM. Managing Severe Uncertainty

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Choice Group|

The LSE Choice Group is a group of philosophers, political scientists and economists based mainly at the LSE and with a shared interest in the theory of rational decision making in individuals and groups and its application to economic, political and social questions.


Managing Severe Uncertainty|

In collaboration with economists and climate scientists in other departments at LSE (and elsewhere), this project has the following objectives: to examine policy decision making under conditions of severe uncertainty; to study scientific models that are both imperfect and non-linear, especially those of the climate and of climate change; to study the implications for climate policy-making of the inherent limitations we face in making predictions about relevant climate variables, in relation both to our ability to assess the impact of possible interventions and to our ethical assessment of them, and to propose techniques for dealing with these limitations.


Sigma Club|

The Sigma Club is the Philosophy of Physics Project's seminar series. It hosts talks dealing with issues in the philosophy, methodology and foundations of modern physics broadly construed. Seminars take place in the seminar room of CPNSS (LAK 206) on selected Mondays. Everybody is welcome to attend. 


BSPS London Meetings|

The CPNSS hosts every year the London Meetings of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.