Current Visitors

Nicholas Baigent

My PhD in Social Choice Theory was obtained from Essex University after studying economics at UCL. I have taught at universities in Austria, Denmark, UK and USA including Graz University, Aarhus University, Essex University, Cornell University and Tulane University. I was a founding member of the Central European Program for Economic Theory (CEPET). I taught many areas of economics, most recently Game Theory at the LSE. I retired from full time teaching in 2012. In the past, my research was mainly in Social Choice Theory, particularly topological social choice theory. Currently, I am working on: (1) Violence: Concept and Measurement; (2) Revealed Preference; and (3) Uncertainty Aversion under Complete Ignorance.
 
Dates of visit: September 2015 – September 2017

Email: n.baigent@lse.ac.uk

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María José Arrojo Baliña

María José Arrojo Baliña

Maria Jose Arrojo is Reader at the Department of Humanities of the University of A Coruña. She has the recognition as Titular Professor in the field of Communication Sciences. She is a member of the research group that works on the philosophy and methodology of the sciences of the artificial. The leader of the research team is Professor Wenceslao J. Gonzalez.

Arrojo has published papers analyzing communication sciences from the perspective of the sciences of artificial, in general, and the design sciences, in particular. In addition, she is a member of the organizing committee of the Conferences on Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology of Science of the University of A Coruña, which are endorsed by the Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science in Spain.

She has been working off research projects on bounded rationality and the sciences of design supported by the Spanish Ministry related to scientific research and technological innovation. Among her papers are “Towards a New Approach to Communication and Information Theory: Communication Sciences as Sciences of the Artificial,” “Communication Sciences as Sciences of the Artificial: An Analysis of the Digital Terrestrial Television,” “Complexity in Communication Sciences as Sciences of Design: The Digital Terrestrial Television and Parsimonious Factors,” and “New Epistemological and Methodological Criteria for Communication Sciences: The Conception as Applied Sciences of Design.”

Dates of visit: 1 August – 30 September 2016

Email: mjarrojo@udc.es

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Eric Brandstedt

Eric Brandstedt

PhD in Philosophy. Defended my dissertation, The Construction of a Sustainable Development in Times of Climate Change, in 2013. I have a broad field of interest within practical philosophy centred around "climate justice", including political philosophy, moral philosophy, and to some extent value theory and environmental philosophy. I have also done research and teaching on human rights. Since June 2015, I work on a postdoc project (funded by the Swedish Research Council) about how climate ethics can be made relevant to climate politics. .

Dates of visit: September 2015 – September 2017

Email: e.brandstedt@lse.ac.uk

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Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke

I am a practising psychotherapist, working in the NHS, providing evidence based psychoanalytic therapy; and training and supervising other clinicians in this new approach. In 2009 I was awarded a Fellowship by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for my contribution to developing evidence based practice; in 2012 I was awarded a CBE for my contribution to mental health as national adviser to successive recent governments in scaling up access to therapy on the NHS. Currently I am an advisor to NICE’s Centre for Guidance and a member of the expert group revising its Depression guideline. Since 2007 I have organised an annual conference devoted to scientific debates in evidence-based practice: Psychological Therapies in the NHS (see www.newsavoypartnership.org).

My research at LSE is part of a progressive inter-disciplinary project led by Nancy Cartwright looking at how evidence can be used to make better predictions for outcomes (Cartwright, 2013). Myself and Professor Cartwright, with Katherine Furman, are working on specific problems for policy makers looking to help people with depression back to work: how to intervene most usefully in a complex human social situation? Evaluation methodologies that privilege only RCT-derived interventions have tended to miss outcomes that matter to these clients and have also undervalued the proper place for complex, objective clinical judgment.

Dates of visit: 1 June 2016 – 31 May 2017

Email: administrator@practice.demon.co.uk

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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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Colin Elliot

Colin Elliot

Colin Elliot studied mathematics at the University of Edinburgh and history and philosophy of science at the University of Utrecht. He is now a PhD candidate at the University of Tilburg, in the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) and is working in the philosophy of probability.

Dates of visit:  23 September – 9 December 2016

Email: c.elliot@uvt.nl

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krauss

Alexander Krauss

Alexander is a visiting research fellow at CPNSS. He also teaches at the University College London. His postdoc research focuses largely on questions of epistemology, the philosophy of science and the limitations of science. He has a Bachelor's in Philosophy , a Master's in Philosophy, as well as in Political Science, and a PhD in Development Economics.

Dates of visit: January 2015 – June 2018

Email: a.krauss@ucl.ac.uk

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Heinrich Nax

Heinrich Nax

A social choice student turned evolutionary game theorist turned experimentalist turned social choice theorist. Educated at LSE, Oxford, PSE, and JHU. Currently at ETH.

Dates of visit: December 2014 – December 2016

Email: Heinrich.nax@gess.ethz.ch

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Cailin O'Connor

Cailin O'Connor

Cailin O'Connor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at University of California Irvine.  She is also a member of the Institute of Mathematical and Behavioral Sciences there.  O'Connor is currently administering the NSF grant 'Dynamics and Diversity in Epistemic Communities', which is to use evolutionary game theoretic and game theoretic models to explore issues regarding diversity in epistemic communities.  Her work has used formal tools to shed light on such diverse topics as vagueness, perceptual categorization, guilt, and bargaining between classes.

Dates of visit: 2 August – 30 September 2016

Email: cailinmeister@gmail.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: 18 May - March 2017

Email: hs12@email.com

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Mike Stuart

Mike Stuart

Imagination plays many roles in science; from generating hypotheses, to planning tests, communicating results, and sparking revolutions. I want to understand what the different kinds of imagination-use in science are, how they succeed or mislead, and how scientists themselves learn and teach their students to use this feature of their discipline. Last year, as a Fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, I conducted an ethnographic study of imagination-use in a computational systems biology laboratory. The year before that, I finished my doctoral degree on the history and philosophy of scientific thought experiments at the University of Toronto (2015). This year and the next while at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the LSE, I will be working on the role of imagination in model-building and scientific representation, as well as finishing up my work as editor of The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments.

Dates of visit: 18 May - March 2017

Email: m.stuart@lse.ac.uk

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Jim Weatherall

Jim Weatherall

I am Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine.  My first book The Physics of Finance was published (in the UK) by Short Books in 2013; my second book, Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing will be published in November 2016 by Yale University Press.  I hold PhDs in physics and mathematical science, and in philosophy; most of my research is on topics in the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physics, including classical and quantum field theory.

Dates of visit: 2 August – 30 September 2016

Email: jim.weatherall@gmail.com

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