Current Visitors

Carlo Amenta

Carlo Amenta

I am an assistant professor of Management and Business Economics at the University of Palermo. I completed my Ph.D. on Tourism Marketing at the University of Palermo with a dissertation on museum marketing. I worked on sport management and corporate governance. I currently teach Global Management and Tourism Marketing. My current research interests are corruption, mafia and criminal organizations with a focus on human smuggling and trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea. I have been working as an expert/consultant for criminal and civil Courts and for Prosecutor Offices on financial and economic issues and as judicial administrator for the management of assets seized/confiscated to criminal organizations in Italy.   

Dates of visit: 13 February – 28 May 2017

Email: carlo.amenta@gmail.com

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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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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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Ariel Cecchi

Ariel Cecchi

In 2014, I was awarded a PhD from the University of Geneva. I was also a visitor at the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience (CSPE) at the University of Glasgow. My work focused on cognitive and affective influences on perception, namely, how people perceive and know the world around them. Since 2015, I work on behavioural economics. I am interested in how people perceive financial services and make decisions about them. My postdoctoral project at the LSE is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Dates of Visit: 1 February – 31 July 2017

Email: a.cecchi@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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Jose Diez

I studied Philosophy at the U. of Barcelona (BA 1984), where I did my PhD (1992) with a dissertation on Measurement Theories. I have been professor at the U. Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, 1986-2006) and at U. Barcelona (since 2006); Visiting Scholar at U. München, NYU, LSE and U. Pittsburgh; and Visiting Professor at several universities in Mexico and Argentina. My main research area is philosophy of science, in particular measurement theories, structuralism, scientific explanation and representation, and semantics of scientific concepts; but I am also interested in epistemology, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.

Dates of visit: 2 – 30 June

Email: diez.ja@gmail.com

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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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Goreti Faria

Goreti Faria

I have an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Minho (Portugal), an MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the LSE, and I have just submitted my thesis for the PhD in Philosophy (also at the LSE). My PhD is on decision theory and, more specifically, on the role hope has on decision making.

Dates of visit: 3 October 2016 – 30 September 2017

Email: m.g.faria-da-costa@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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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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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 hopes to work on projects related to natural resource property rights and the philosophy of welfare economics.

Dates of visit: 4 November 2016 – 30 September 2017

Email: j.m.mazor@lse.ac.uk

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Matteo Plebani

I am a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellow at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Earlier, I have been a postdoc at the University of Basilicata and at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice and a visiting scholar at MIT, the Northern Institute of
Philosophy, the University of Manchester, and the Goethe University in Frankfurt. I obtained my PhD in 2011 at the Department of Philosophy of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
My work focuses on the debate about the existence of abstract mathematical objects, on the methodological question of how ontological debates should be conducted and on recent work on the notion of subject matter within the philosophy of language.

Dates of visit: 1 – 30 June 2017

Email: plebani.matteo@gmail.com

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Ignacio Ojea Quintana 

Ignacio is finishing his Philosophy Ph.D at Columbia University in New York, and will be a Core Curriculum Preceptor at that university the upcoming year. He finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and after that he did a Masters in Logic there. His interests are in Game and Decision Theory, Logic and formal approaches to Social Epistemology and the sociology of Science.  He also received funding from the Academic Partnership Ph.D. Mobility Program between Columbia University and the LSE.

Dates of visit:  24 April – 30 June 2017

Email: ignacio.ojea@columbia.edu

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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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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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