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Marius Backmann

I obtained my PhD in 2011 at the University of Cologne with a thesis on Humean Libertarianism: Outline of a Revisionist Account of the Joint Problem of Free Will, Determinism and Laws of Nature. After a brief stint at the Centre for Science and Research Management in Speyer, I returned to academia in 2013 to take up a postdoc position at Thomas Müller’s project „What is Really Possible?“ at the University of Konstanz. Since November 2015, I am funded within my own research project The Metaphysics of Induction  in Konstanz. Apart from my work on ontologically motivated attempts at a justification of induction, my research focuses on philosophy of time, analytic metaphysics, metaphysics of science, laws of nature, and free will.

Dates of visit: 21 July 2017 – 20 July 2018

Email: marius.backmann@uni-konstanz.de

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Jacob Bjorheim

Jacob Bjorheim studied Economics and Finance at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland and received his PhD at the LSE on “The Epistemological Value of the Consumption Based Capital Asset Pricing Model”. He is a lecturer at the University of Basel, Switzerland on “Public Sector Investments” focusing on the foreign exchange reserve management practices of central banks, and a Research Fellow at the University of Zurich, Department of Banking and Finance. Prior to his academic work, he was leading the Asset Management division at the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) in Basel.

Dates of visit: 6 October – 8 December 2017

Email: j.bjorheim@bluewin.ch

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Ulf Dahlsten

Ulf Dahlsten

Ulf Dahlsten has been affiliated with CPNSS since 2001. He has a PhD from Potsdam University on the subject World Market Governance, an MSc in Economics and an MSc in Physics. He is Senior Advisor to the Global Climate Forum in Berlin and to the think-tank Global Challenge in Stockholm.

Dates of visit: January 2016 – January 2018

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Thomas Ferretti

After completing a BA (2009) and MA (2011) in Philosophy at Université de Montréal (Canada), I got a PhD in Philosophy from Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in October 2016. I specialize in contemporary political philosophy, theories of justice and economic ethics. I am currently an FRQSC postdoctoral fellow (2016-2018) (Quebec’s Research Fund). I started my postdoctoral research project and taught business ethics at the University of Toronto (2016-2017). As a postdoctoral fellow at the LSE (2017-2018), I focus on what justice requires in terms of financial regulation. 

Dates of visit: 17 October 2017 – 16 October 2018

Email: t.ferretti@lse.ac.uk  

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Roberto Fumagalli

Roberto Fumagalli

Dr. Roberto Fumagalli is Junior Professor at the University of Bayreuth and Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2011 with a thesis on the philosophical foundations of neuroeconomics. His main research interests are in philosophy of economics, philosophy of science, and moral philosophy. He has published articles in several journals, including Economics and Philosophy, Biology and Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Social Choice & Welfare, the Journal of Economic Methodology, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, and Studia Leibnitiana.

Email: r.fumagalli@lse.ac.uk

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Katherine Furman

Katherine is a philosophy lecturer at University College Cork, where she directs the MA in Health and Society. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Knowledge for Use project at Durham University. She received her PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics in 2016. Her research interests are in Philosophy of Science, Epistemology and Ethics, especially in the context of health policy cases.

Dates of visit: August 2017 – July 2018

Email: katherine.furman@durham.ac.uk

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Catherine Greene

I have an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from LSE. After this spent the next 15 years working in finance. I returned to the LSE to do a Masters and PhD in the Philosophy of Social Science. My thesis topic is laws in the social sciences. I also do some consulting for a number of financial firms.

Dates of visit: March 2017 – June 2018

Email: email@catherinegreene.co.uk

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Hiroyuki Kano

Hiroyuki Kano is a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a PhD student at Osaka University (Japan). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Hosei University and a Master's degree in Human Science from Osaka University. His research interests lie in ethical, legal, and social issues of science and technology.

Dates of visit: 13 September 2017 – 12 March 2018

Email: u572123c@ecs.osaka-u.ac.jp

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Mikael Klintman

Mikael Klintman

I am Professor of Sociology at Lund University in Sweden, and a visiting scholar at CPNSS, at London School of Economics. The overriding theme of my research concerns preconditions for people and organisations to produce valid knowledge and make choices that reduce environmental and health-related harm, in a wide range of sectors. Theoretically, I combine social and behaviour economic strands of thought with evolutionary theory. This combination of thought has helped me developed a framework of “social rationality” for explaining human and organisational motivations to engage in, or not engage in, activities that reduce environmental and health-related harm. This is discussed in depth in my book: “Citizen-Consumers and Evolution: Reducing Environmental Harm through Our Social Motivation” (Palgrave, 2013). More recently, I have examined fundamental lessons that ought to be subject to mutual learning about human interests across the social, economic, and evolutionary sciences, despite the compartmentalisation of each discipline’s knowledge, and often "proud ignorance" of what the others are doing. This work led to my book “Human Sciences and Human Interests”: Integrating the Social, Economic and Social Sciences” (Routledge, 2017). 

Dates of visit: 25 January 2017 – 31 July 2018

Email: mikael.klintman@soc.lu.se

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David Makinson

David Makinson

David Makinson works in logic. Over the years he has made contributions to modal logic, deontic logic, the logic of belief change (as one of the AGM trio), uncertain inference both qualitative and probabilistic, input/output logics, intelim rules for classical and non-classical connectives, and other areas of the subject. Before his association with LSE he worked at King’s College London, following a long stint outside academia in Unesco and early years at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Australian by nationality, he obtained his Bachelor’s in Philosophy at Sydney University and his doctorate at Oxford. His books include Topics in Modern Logic, Bridges from Classical to Nonmonotonic Logic, and Sets Logic and Maths for Computing. Currently he is working on a knotty problem in relevance logic. 

Email: d.makinson@lse.ac.uk

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Réka Markovich

Réka Markovich, JD holds four positions in Hungary: she is assistant professor at the Department of Business Law at Budapest University of Technology and Economics; she is a PhD student (ABD) at the Department of Logic at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), where she is also employed as a junior research fellow and a lecturer. She obtained her law degree at Pázmány Péter Catholic University (in 2005), also receiving there an M.A. in Communication (in 2007). She received her M.A. in Logic and Theory of Science at ELTE (in 2012). In the spring of 2017, she was a visiting research scholar at University of Edinburgh’s Law School. Her research focuses on deontic logic and other facets of the relations between logic and law; she is currently working on developing a formal representation of Hohfeldian fundamental legal conceptions.

Dates of visit: 21 September 2017 – 23 March 2018

Email: markovich.reka@yahoo.com

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Joe Mazor

Joe Mazor

Joe Mazor received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009.  He has since been a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton’s Center for Human Values and at Stanford’s Center for Ethics in Society.  He was an LSE Fellow and a temporary assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method. During his time at the CPNSS, he will work on projects related to natural resource property rights, the ethics of severe uncertainty, and the philosophy of welfare economics.

Dates of visit: 4 November 2016 – 30 September 2018

Email: j.m.mazor@lse.ac.uk

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johanna-privitera

Johanna Privitera

Johanna is a PhD candidate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She holds an MA in Philosophy (also from Humboldt) and a BA in Political Science and Philosophy (from Freie Universität Berlin). During her stay at the CPNSS she will be working on her dissertation, which explores questions related to the permissibility of risky actions.

Dates of visit: 8 September 2017 – 31 March 2018

Email: j.privitera@gmx.com

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Hamid Seyedsayamdost

Hamid Seyedsayamdost

Hamid holds a BA in Economics and a PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics. His PhD thesis examines the reproducibility of empirical findings in the natural and social sciences. Aside from work on reproducibility, he has an interest in moral and political philosophy, economics, as well as data science.

Dates of visit: 17 July – 21 December 2017

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Anselm Spindler

I was born in 1981 in Frankfurt am Main (GER). I received my Magister Artium (MA) in Philosophy from Goethe-University Frankfurt in 2008. My thesis was on weakness of the will and the concept of practical reason in Donald Davidson's work. I received my Dr. phil. (PhD) from Goethe-University Frankfurt in 2015. My doctoral thesis was on the concept of autonomy in the moral thought of the 16th-century „School of Salamanca“. Since then, I've been working mainly on medieval political philosophy and on today's discussion about collective intentionality, group agency, and collective responsibility. My interests in the history of philosophy include: medieval practical philosophy (Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham), modern practical philosophy (Hume, Kant). My interests in contemporary philosophy include: theory of action, conceptions of rationality, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, political philosophy. 

Dates of visit: 3 May 2017 – 3 April 2018

Email: a.spindler@lse.ac.uk

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David Thorstad

I am a doctoral student in the philosophy department at Harvard University. My primary interests lie in decision theory and formal epistemology. I’m currently working on bounded epistemic rationality. I also have secondary interests in epistemic permissivism and norms for inquiry.

Dates of visit: 23 October 2017 – 15 April 2018

Email: thorstad@fas.harvard.edu

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Ya-nan Wang

Ya-nan Wang is a Lecturer of the Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology at Shanxi University. She received her PhD degree in Philosophy of Science and Technology from Shanxi University in 2015. Her research interests lie in general philosophy of science and philosophy of social science. Her current work focuses on complexity of social science.

Dates of visit: 24 April 2017 – 24 April 2018

Email: wangyanan@sxu.edu.cn

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Martin Zach

I am a PhD student in Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. In my research I focus on a variety of topics concerning scientific models, particularly on the nature of models, the question of how models represent their intended target systems, how the processes of idealization and abstraction are used in constructing models, and on various ways in which models explain the modeled phenomena. I have also taken interest in a number of related issues such as scientific understanding or debates on mechanisms. Besides that, I am working on some broader topics in philosophy of science, e.g., naturalism and the methodology of philosophy of science as well as the issue of scientism. More at https://sites.google.com/view/martinzach

Dates of visit: 18 September – 7 December 2017

Email: m_zach@seznam.cz

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Vojtěch Zachník 

Vojtěch Zachník is a PhD student at the University of Ostrava in Czech Republic. He has been a visiting student at University of Vienna, Central European Universty and University of Glasgow, where he was been working on the analysis of different aspects of social conventions and coordination. His research interests lie in philosophy of social science, theory of conventions, social norms, and social institutions. Currently, he focuses on modes of reasoning and more specifically on team reasoning. 

Dates of visit: 2 October – 30 November 2017

Email: zachnik.vojtech@gmail.com

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