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Summer Term Events 2011

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 28 April, 7-8.30pm
Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington,London SW7
Athena S Leoussi, Co-Director of European Studies, University of Reading and Visiting Senior Fellow, Government Department, LSE
'Walter Pater and the Culture of Europe'
Forum for European Philosophy European Provocations Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 3 May, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Fellow, Trinity College and Director of the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge.
'Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty'
Simon Baron-Cohen, expert in autism and developmental psychopathology, will discuss recent discoveries on the importance of empathy for understanding human cruelty. His new book Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty presents a new way of understanding what it is that leads individuals to treat others inhumanely, and challenges all of us to consider replacing the idea of evil with the idea of an empathy deficit.
Forum for European Philosophy Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyWednesday 4 May, 6.30-8pm, Room CLM.D202, Clement House, LSE
Brian Christian, Author and Poet. He holds a dual degree in computer science and philosophy and an MFA in poetry.
The Most Human Human: A Defence of Humanity in the Age of the Computer
Author Brian Christian will talk on the subject of his debut book The Most Human Human a superbly engaging re-evaluation of what it means to be human in the light
of breathtaking advances in artificial intelligence.
Forum for European Philosophy Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 5 May, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSEDan Stone, Professor of Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Literature and History in European post-Cold War Memory
Forum for European Philosophy Annual Lecture Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 9 May, 6.30-8pm
Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Luc Bovens, Professor of Philosophy, Department  of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE  Simon Norfolk, Award winning landscape photographer
'The Ethics of Photojournalism'
Forum for European Philosophy Dialogues Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 10 May, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE
Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
Amber Jacobs, Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London
Nicholas Royle, Professor of English, University of Sussex
Unfathomable Event
Marking the publication of Nicholas Royle's new novel Quilt, a novel constantly engaged with the unfathomable, this event will attempt to explore the dimensions and ascertain the depths of the unfathomable in everyday life, in social relations, in politics, philosophy, religion, cinema, literature, and dreams.
Forum for European Philosophy Book Launch 


Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 17 May, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Douglas Cowie, Novelist and Lecturer, English Department, Royal Holloway, University of London
Berlin, Seventh of November – History in Non-historical Fiction: A Discussion and Reading
Forum for European Philosophy Dialogues Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 19 May, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Robert Eaglestone, Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London and Series Editor, Routledge Critical Thinkers
Between: Literature and Memory, Past and Future
Forum for European Philosphy Dialogues Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 26 May, 7-8.30pm Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 Sas Mays, Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Critical Theory, Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies,
University of Westminster
'Forgetting History: Poststructuralism and Contemporary Continental Thought'
Forum for European Philosophy European Provocations Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 7 June, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Andrew Clark, Research Professor, CNRS, Paris School of Economics and Research Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE Antti Kauppinen, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin
'On Happiness'
Forum for European Philosophy Dialogues Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 13 June, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Chris Frithe, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London and Niels Bohr Visiting Professor, Aarhus University Alex Gillespie, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology,
University of Stirling Dermot Moran, Professor of Philosophy, University
College Dublin
Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
How do we understand and relate to others? This panel will explore how we create our world through shared experience. Drawing on neuroscience, philosophy and
social psychology, the speakers will examine different forms of social interaction, their cultural and societal role, and their psychological and physiological bases.
'The Fabric of Our Social World'
Forum for European Philosophy Consilience Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 16 June, 7-8.30pm, Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7
Gudrun Von Tevenar, Associate Research Fellow,
Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London
'Arendt on Eichmann: Evil as Thoughtlessness'
Forum for European Philosophy European Provocations Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 21 June, 6.30-8pm
Room NAB.1.07, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Ian Phillips, Lecturer in Philosophy, University College
London and Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
'Experience of Time: Historical Puzzles about Time Perception
Forum for European Philosophy Re-vision Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 23 June, New Theatre, East Building, LSE
Roundtable on Philosophy for Children

5-5.50pm Practicioners and Philosophy for Children
               Speakers: Peter Worley, John Taylor and Mary Healy

               6-6.50pm Philosophers and philosophy for Childred
               Speakers: Katerina Deligiorni, Angela Hobbs, Vivienne Orchard

               7-7.50pm
               Policy and Philosophy for Children
               Speakers: Philip Blond, Johnathan Douglas and John White

 
Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 28 June, 6.30-8pm
Room NAB.1.07, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Ian Phillips, Lecturer in Philosophy, University College
London and Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
'Experience in Time: Experimental Psychology and the Stream of Consciousness'
Philosophers have long struggled to explain temporal experience. In these talks Ian Phillips will trace the roots of this puzzlement and will show how a proper response helps us to engage with various surprising psychological results.
Forum for European Philosophy Re-vision Series

Lent Term Events 2011


Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 8 March, 12.30 – 2pm, Graham Wallas Room (A550), Fifth Floor, Old building, LSE
David Ferris, Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder
'Politics of the Useless: The Work of Art in Benjamin and Heidegger'
In this talk, David Ferris will examine the use and uselessness of art with respect to its political significance. The talk will focus on two almost contemporary works, Benjamin's 'The Work of art in the Age of its Technical Reproducibility', and Heidegger's 'The Origin of the Work of Art', including the different, evolving versions of each of these works.
Forum for European Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 14 March, 6-7.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Kai Spiekermann, Lecturer in Political Philosophy,
Department of Government, LSE
'Buying Low, Flying High: Carbon Offsets and Partial Compliance'
Many airlines offer their customers to 'offset' the emissions caused by flying. Is it permissible to fly purely for pleasure as long as we buy carbon offsets?
Forum for European Philosophy Philosophy@LSE Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyRe-Vision Self and Others
Monday 7 March, 6.30 – 8pm, Room NAB.1.15, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
'The Problem of Self-Consciousness'
Forum for European Philosophy Re-Vision Self and Others Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 17 March, 7-8.30pm, Institut Francais, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7
Veronique Munoz-Darde, Professor of Philosophy, University College London and University of California, Berkeley
'Men as they are and Laws as they can be'
Forum for European Philosophy European Provocations Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 21 March, 6.30 – 8pm, Room NAB.1.15, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
'Self-Consciousness and Other Minds'
Forum for European Philosophy Re-Vision Self and Others Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 10 January, 6-7.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Alex Voorhoeve, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
'The Moral Importance of the Difference between the Unity of the Individual and the Separateness of Persons'
Individual lives have a unity that the lives of separate individuals do not. This truism has radical, and not fully appreciated, implications for distributive ethics. This talk will explore these implications.  
Forum for European Philosophy Philosophy@LSE Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 24 January, 6.30 – 8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
John Madeley, Government Department, London School of Economics and Political Science
Philippe Marliere, Professor in French and European Politics, University College London
Hakan Yilmaz, Professor of Political Science, Boğazici University, İstanbul;
Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
'Europe's Secularity'
Forum for European Philosophy European Questions - Turkish Angles Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 7 February, 6.30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Tom Farrow, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatric Neuroimaging, Medical School, University of Sheffield and Honorary NHS Clinical Scientist
Raimond Gaita, Professor of Moral Philosophy, King's College London
'On Forgiveness'
This interdisciplinary dialogue will discuss the role of forgiveness in private and public life and will consider whether neuroscience and philosophy can offer complementary perspectives on the concept of forgiveness.
Forum for European Philosophy Consilience Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 14 February, 6-7.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Roman Frigg, Reader in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Deputy Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences
'Climate Forecasting with Chaos, or Chaos in Climate Forecasting?'
Predicting how climate change will affect us is of paramount importance, yet it is beset not only with practical but also conceptual problems. This lecture will explore the impact that chaos has on what we can reasonably assert on the basis of climate models. 
Forum for European Philosophy Philosohy@LSE Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 17 February, 7-8.30pm, Institut Francais, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7
Denis McManus, Reader in Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Southampton
'Heidegger on What it is to be Authentic'
Forum for European Philosophy European Provocations Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 21 February, 6.30 – 8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE
Nicola Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition, University of Cambridge; Fellow of the Royal Society and Scientific Advisor in the Rambert Dance Company
Erica Fudge, Professor of English Studies, School of Humanities, University of Strathclyde
Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds
Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
'Animal Minds'
What do we know about the minds of animals and the evolution of intelligence? This panel discussion will provide historical and contemporary views on animal cognition and will consider the challenges facing a multidisciplinary scientific field such as the study of animal minds.
Forum for European Philosophy Consilience Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 24 February, 6.30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Hallvard Lillehammer, Senior Lecturer and Sidgwick Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Cambridge and Senior Research Fellow, Churchill College
Bart Streumer, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Reading
'Moral Error Theory and Moral Scepticism'
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the idea that moral thought is embroiled in some kind of error. Yet why think the error is attributable to moral thought as such as opposed to those who interpret it as erroneous? In this dialogue Hallvard Lillehammer and Bart Streumer will debate their views on this topic.
Forum for European Philosophy Consilience Series
 

Michaelmas Term Events 2010

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 7 December, 6-7.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Nicholas Baigent (Professor at the Institute of Public Economics, Graz University and President of the Central European Program in Economic Theory)
'Rationality in the Social Sciences: Black Box, Empty Box, or Both'
Forum for European Philosophy Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 4 November, 6.30–8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Patrick Haggard (Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and in the Department of Psychology, University College London and Group Leader of the Action and Research Group)
Amber Jacobs (Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London)
Thomas Pink (Professor of Philosophy, King's College London)
Chair: Kristina Musholt (LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy)
'Freedom and Agency'
The debate about human freedom concerns the power we have to determine for ourselves how we act. It is a problem about nature and the place of humans within nature - do we have any powers or capacities that are radically different from those of other animals? Is freedom part of human nature? And it is a problem about morality - does morality require us to possess such powers? And how can freedom be both a human power and a human right?
Forum for European Philosophy Consilience Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 4 November, 6.30–8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Patrick Haggard (Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and in the Department of Psychology, University College London and Group Leader of the Action and Research Group)
Amber Jacobs (Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London)
Thomas Pink (Professor of Philosophy, King's College London)
Chair: Kristina Musholt (LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy)
'Freedom and Agency'
The debate about human freedom concerns the power we have to determine for ourselves how we act. It is a problem about nature and the place of humans within nature - do we have any powers or capacities that are radically different from those of other animals? Is freedom part of human nature? And it is a problem about morality - does morality require us to possess such powers? And how can freedom be both a human power and a human right?
Forum for European Philosophy Panel Discussion Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 8 November, 6– 7.30pm, Room T206, Lakatos Building, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
Tim Bayne (University Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford and Fellow of St. Catherine's College)
'The Unity of Consciousness'
This talk considers various conceptions of the unity of consciousness, and examines arguments for and against the claim that consciousness is necessarily unified.
Forum for European Philosophy Re-Visions Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 18 November, 7-8.30pm, Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7
Gwendolyn Sasse (Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College and University Reader, Department of Politics and International Relations & School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford)
'Tony Judt: The Varieties of Europe'
Forum for European Philosophy European Provocations Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 22 November, 6– 7.30pm, Room T206, Lakatos Building, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
Tim Bayne (University Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford and Fellow of St. Catherine's College)
'Consciousness, Zombies, and Agency'
Drawing on philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, this talk examines the role that consciousness might play in agency. 
Forum for European Philosophy Re-Vision Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 23 November, 6-7.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Simon Glendinning (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy)
'Varieties of Neoliberalism'
Forum for European Philosophy Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 5 October, 6.30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Lucy Wadham (Novelist and journalist)
In conversation with Maurice Fraser, Senior Fellow in European Politics, European Institute, LSE and Vice-Chair of the Franco-British Council. He is a regular commentator in French media and was awarded the Légion d'honneur in 2008.
'Is there a French mentality?'
The French concept of 'mentalité' aims to describe distinctive mind-sets
 revealed in social conventions and everyday assumptions. Beyond national
stereotypes, is there a recognisably 'French' way of managing the ethical
dilemmas of private and public life, and the realities of political power? 
European Provocations
Forum for European Philosophy Dialogues Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyThursday 7 October, 7-8.30pm, Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7
Stephanie Bird (Senior Lecturer, Department of German, University College London)
'W. G. Sebald on Touch and Tact'
Forum for European Philosophy Panel Discussion Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 11 October, 6.30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Alberto Toscano (Senior lecturer in Sociology Goldsmiths, University of London)
Robert Eaglestone (Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought, Royal Holloway, University of London)
'Fanaticism'
Fanaticism is usually seen as a deviant or extreme variant of an already
irrational set of religious beliefs. Alberto Toscano's compelling
counter-history explores the critical role fanaticism played in forming
modern politics and the liberal state, and undermines the idea that
liberalism and fanaticism are irrevocably opposed. He will be debating
this ideas with Robert Eaglestone.
Forum for European Philosophy Dialogues Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 12 October, 6-7.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Luc Bovens (Professor of Philosophy, LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method)
'Green Social Advertisement' 
Forum for European Philosophy Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 18 October, 6.30-8pm, New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Tariq Ramadan (Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Oriental Institute, St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Chair: Dr Simon Glendinning
'The Quest for Meaning'
Forum for European Philosophy Public Lectures Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyMonday 25 October, 6.30 – 8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Stephen Houlgate (Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick)
Şevket Pamuk (Professor of Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE)
Donald Sassoon (Professor of Comparative European History, Queen Mary, University of London)
Chair: Simon Glendinning (Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy)
'Europe's History'
Forum for European Philosophy European Questions - Turkish Angles Series

Forum fo EUropean PhilosophyTuesday 26 October, 6-7.30pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
John Worrall (Professor of Philosophy of Science, LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method)
'Evidence: Philosophy of Science meets Medicine'
Forum for European Philosophy Public Lectures Series

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