The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration between some of the world's leading scholars. 

Alongside our core team, CPNSS hosts Project Leaders and Ludwig M. Lachmann Research Fellows,  whilst maintaining close links with Research Associates from within LSE and from other institutions worldwide.

To view our current visitors, please see our Visitors Page.



Roman Frigg

Centre Director and Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.



Helena Cronin

Centre Co-director and Office Support.



Michael Redhead

Centre Co-Director and formerly Centennial Professor of Philosophy at LSE and Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge.


Laura O'Keefe

Centre Manager. Laura works part-time at the CPNSS. When she is here you can find her in LAK 1.02.

020 7955 6172



Mehrun Absar

Assistant Administrator.

Room LAK 1.02



Max Steuer

Research Associate.



George Zouros

Research Associate and Events Officer.



Ewan Rodgers

Marketing and Communications Manager



CPNSS Project Leaders


Roger Backhouse

Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics at the University of Birmingham.



Sebastiano Bavetta

Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Palermo and Centre Research Associate.

  • The Research Programme in Democracy, Business and Human Well-being



Martin Bauer

Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology at the Department of Social Psychology, LSE.

  • Beyond Rationality



Richard Bradley

Professor in Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE. 



Nancy Cartwright

Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Durham University



Paul Coombes

Chairman, Centre for Corporate Governance, London Business School

  • Women and the Legal Profession


Helena Cronin

Centre Co-director.

  • Darwin@LSE
  • Women and the Legal Profession



Rudolf Fara

Centre Research Associate

  • Voting Power and Procedures



Philippe Fontaine

Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Management, École normale supérieure de Cachan; Senior Fellow, Institut Universitaire de France; and Centre Research Associate.



Roman Frigg

Professor in Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Centre Director.



Wulf Gaertner

Professor in the Economics Department, University of Osnabrueck.

  • Consumer Choice in Characteristics Space



Stephan Guettinger

  • The Role of Functional Modules in Synthetic Biology



Rom Harré

  • Beyond Rationality


Carl Jensen

Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies, University of Mississippi.

  • Beyond Rationality



Robert King

Centre Research Associate.

  • Work in Progress Seminar Series



Christian List

Professor of Political Science and Philosophy in the Departments of Government and Philosophy, LSE



Moshé Machover

Centre Research Associate.

  • Voting Power and Procedures



Eleonora Montuschi



Pietro Navarra

Associate Professor, University of Messina.

  • Democracy, Business and Human Well-Being



Miklós Rédei

Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE. 



Julian Reiss

Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Durham University

  • The Nature of Biomedical Science



Bryan W. Roberts

Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE.



Eric Watkins

Professor in the Philosophy Department, UC San Diego.

  • God's Order, Man's Order, and the Order of Nature



Andy Wells

Department of Social Psychology, LSE

  • Work in Progress Seminar Series


Charlotte Werndl

Chair in Logic and Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg and Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE.



John Worrall

Professor of Philsophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE. 

  • The Lakatos Archive Project



Ludwig M. Lachmann Research Fellows

Ludwig M. Lachmann Research Fellows spend up to three years at CPNSS carring out research on philosophical, foundational or conceptual aspects of economics.


Daniel M. Hausman

Daniel M. Hausman is the Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A founding editor of the journal, Economics and Philosophy, his research has centered on epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues lying at the boundaries between economics and philosophy. His most recent books, are Preference, Value, Choice and Welfare (2012), Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering (2015), and Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Public Policy, 3rd ed. (co-authored with Michael McPherson and Debra Satz, 2017).


Matthew D. Adler

Matthew D. Adler is the Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy at Duke University.  His scholarship is interdisciplinary, drawing from law, welfare economics and normative ethics. Adler is the author of numerous articles and several books, including New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis (Harvard, 2006; co-authored with Eric Posner); and Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis(Oxford 2012) which systematically defends the “social welfare function” as a framework for policy analysis.  He is the editor (with Marc Fleurbaey) of the Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy(2016).   Starting this year, Adler will be an editor of the journal Economics and Philosophy.

Prior to joining the Duke Law faculty in July 2012, Adler was the Leon Meltzer Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. Adler also received an M. Litt. in modern history from St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He clerked for Judge Harry Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 1991-1992 and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor during the 1992-1993 term. 



For a full list of current and former Lachmann Fellows, visit our Ludwig M. Lachmann Research Fellows page.



Research Associates

Research Associates are scholars from within LSE and from other institutions worldwide who, over the years, have made significant contributions to the achievements of the Centre.

  • Mark Addis, CPNSS

  • Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij, Birkbeck College, University of London

  • Daniel Andler, Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris iv)

  • Paul Anand, Economics, The Open University

  • Rosalind Arden, CPNSS

  • Bengt Autzen, University of Bristol

  • Roger Backhouse, Economics, University of Birmingham

  • Sebastiano Bavetta, Economics, University of Palermo, University of Pennsylvania, & CPNSS

  • Joseph Berkovitz, Philosophy, University of Toronto

  • German Berrios, Chair (Emeritus) of the Epistemology of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

  • Ken Binmore, ELSE, University College London, and University of Bristol

  • Marcel Boumans, Economics, University of Amsterdam

  • Jeremy Butterfield, Trinity College, Cambridge

  • Jordi Cat, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Indiana

  • Nancy Cartwright, Durham University

  • Hasok Chang, History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge

  • Zsuzsanna Chappell, Politics, University of Manchester

  • Jeremy Clarke, CPNSS

  • Mathew Coakley, CPNSS

  • Paul Coombes, Centre for Corporate Governance, London Business School

  • Oliver Curry, Oxford University and CPNSS

  • Talal Debs, CPNSS

  • Koen Decancq, University of Antwerp

  • Tom Dickins, Psychology, Middlesex University

  • Franz Dietrich, Economics and Philosophy, University of Paris and University of East Anglia (part-time)

  • Jose Diez, University of Barcelona

  • John Dupré, Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (Egenis), University of Exeter

  • Goreti Faria, CPNSS

  • Rudy Fara, CPNSS

  • Dan S Felsenthal, Political Science, University of Haifa

  • Damien Fennell, Financial Conduct Authority

  • Dagfin Føllesdal, Philosophy, Oslo University, Stanford University, and CPNSS

  • Philippe Fontaine, Economics, Ecole Cachan

  • Mathias Frisch, Philosophy, University of Maryland

  • Dov Gabbay, King’s College London

  • Wulf Gaertner, Osnabrück University

  • Maria-Carla Galavotti, University of Bologna

  • Fernand Gobet, Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool

  • Andrew Goldfinch, CPNSS

  • Axel Gosseries, Louvain University – UCL, Belgium

  • Francesco Guala, Sociology, University of Exeter

  • Stephan Guettinger, CPNSS

  • Jeremy Hardie, CPNSS

  • Simon Hayhoe, Department of Education, University of Bath

  • Conrad Heilmann, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

  • Mathias Kaiser, Faculty Member, University of Bergen

  • Robert King, University College Cork School of Applied Psychology

  • Philip Kitcher, Philosophy, Columbia University

  • Hayo Krombach, CPNSS

  • David Lavis, King's College London

  • Dennis Leech, Economics, University of Warwick

  • Christian List, CPNSS and Government, LSE

  • Moshé Machover, CPNSS

  • Ivana Marková, University of Stirling and Department of Social Psychology, LSE

  • Michela Massimi, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

  • Nicholas R.  Miller, Department of Political Science, University of Maryland Baltimore County

  • Philippe Mongin, Economics, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Jouy-en-Josas

  • Eleonora Montuschi, CPNSS

  • Fernando Morett, CPNSS

  • Margaret Morrison, Philosophy, University of Toronto

  • Ivan Moscati, University of Insubria & Bocconi University, Italy

  • Eileen Munro, CPNSS and Social Policy, LSE

  • James Nguyen, John J. Reilly Centre, University of Notre Dame

  • Robert Northcott, Philosophy, Birbeck – University of London

  • Alice Obrecht, Active Learning Network for Accountabiltiy and Performance (ALNAP), Overseas Development Institute, London

  • Anthony O’Hear, Philosophy, University of Buckingham

  • Frank Oertel, CPNSS

  • Matthew Parker, CPNSS

  • John Pemberton, CPNSS

  • Rajiv Prabhaker, Personal Finance Lecturer, Open University & ESRC Fellow, LSE

  • Stathis Psillos, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens

  • Julian Reiss, Philosophy, Durham University

  • Rosa Runhardt, Kings College London

  • Fiora Salis, Center of Philosophy, University of Lisbon

  • Maurice Salles, Economics, University of Caen

  • Markus Scholtz, Leibniz University Hannover

  • Hakan Seckinelgin, Social Policy and Centre for Civil Society, LSE

  • Rebecca Sear, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • Towfic Shomar, Philosophy, University of Jordan

  • John Shotter, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA

  • John Skoyles, CPNSS and Centre for Mathematics & Physics, UCL

  • Leonard Smith, CATS and Statistics, LSE

  • Elliott Sober, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Peter Sozou, CPNSS

  • Max Steuer, CPNSS

  • Mauricio Suarez, Philosophy, Complutense University of Madrid & Institute of Philosophy, London University

  • Stuart Theobald, CPNSS

  • Christopher Thompson, Associate Professor in philosophy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

  • Martin Thomson Jones, Philosophy, Oberlin College

  • Philip Thonemann, CPNSS

  • Raimo Tuomela, Philosophy, University of Helsinki

  • Peter Urbach, CPNSS

  • Richard Webb, Zoologist and freelance consultant, CPNSS

  • Amos Witztum, Department of Management, LSE

  • Andrew Wong, CPNSS and Stanford

  • George Zouros, CPNSS