Home > European Institute > Events > Forum For European Philosophy

 

Forum For European Philosophy

Page Contents >

The Forum is an educational charity which organises and runs a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK. Our events take various forms but we studiously avoid academic papers. Formats we like include dialogues, panel discussions, public lectures and provocations, all of which are open to the public and most of which are free.

For more details contact: Philosophy-Forum@lse.ac.uk| 

Michaelmas Term 2014

Consilience

In this series, a panel debates a topic with the aim of fostering interdisciplinary communication and mutual understanding. Emphasis will be placed on trying to identify common questions and on seeking to integrate knowledge from different areas of expertise.

Thursday 16th October 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
Rationality and Irrationality in Government

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Cass Sunstein|, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School.
Chair: Tali Sharot|, Director of the Affective Brain Lab and Reader in the Department of Experimental Psychology, UCL and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

Tuesday 21st October 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
Do We Need to Shake Up the Social Sciences? 
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Nicholas Christakis|, Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science and Director of the Human Nature Lab, Yale University. He is also Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science.
Patrick Dunleavy|, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, LSE.
Amanda Goodall|, Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Cass Business School.
Andrew Oswald|, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick. 
Chair: Siobhan Benita|, Chief Policy and Strategy Officer, Department of Economics, University of Warwick.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEsocialsciences 

Ethics Matters

Not so long ago academic discussions of ethical matters were confined to the logic of the language of morals and the meaning of ethical statements. Events in this strand will put contemporary thinking in ethics to the test, and explore its practical relevance

Thursday 13th November 2014, 18.30 – 20.00
Ethics Matters in the Family
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Adam Swift|, Professor of Political Theory, University of Warwick. 
Chair: Gabriel Wollner|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfamily 

Monday 1st December 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
Ethics Matters in Climate Change

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE..
John Broome|, White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford.
Chair: Gabriel Wollner|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEclimatechange

European Provocations

In this series we invite thinkers and scholars - thought provokers in their own right - to introduce a short text which has special significance to them.

Thursday 4th December 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
Accelerate Europe: the geographical imaginaries of accelerationism
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Benjamin Noys|, Reader in English, University of Chichester.
Chair: Danielle Sands|, Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEaccelerationism 

Thursday 11th December 2014, 18.30 – 20.00
Questions of Identity
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Vincent Descombes|, Visiting Professor of French Literature, University of Chicago and Director of Studies, School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris. 
Alan Montefiore|, Emeritus Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford and President of the Forum for European Philosophy.
Chair: Danielle Sands|, Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEidentity   

Panel Discussions

Thursday 27th November 2014, 18.30 – 20.00
On Progress and Human Development
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Paul Anand|, Professor of Economics, The Open University.
Catherine Audard|, Chair of the Forum for European Philosophy and Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE. 
Jonathan Wolff|, Professor of Philosophy, University College London.
Chair: Gabriel Wollner|, Assistant Professor, Department of  Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEprogress

Philosophy@LSE

The academic staff in Philosophy@LSE (comprising the Forum for European Philosophy|, the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method|, the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science| as well as cognate faculty| in various departments) will present aspects of their research that are of interest to a general audience. Students, alumni and the public at large are invited to these public talks and to participate in the discussion. 

Tuesday 7th October 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
The Limits of Science
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Bryan Roberts|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
Chair: Juliana Cardinale|, Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEscience 

Tuesday 4th November 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
Food Policy: ethics for your kitchen and beyond 
New Theatre, East Building, LSE
Luc Bovens|, Professor of Philosophy, LSE
Elena Rivilla Lutterkort|, Sustainability Officer, LSE
Duncan Williamson, Food Policy Manager, World Wildlife Fund
Chair: Joe Mazor|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Department of Government, LSE
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfoodpolicy

Public Lectures

This event is jointly organised with the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London|

Wednesday 29th October 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
The Infrastructure of Democracy
Senate Room, first floor, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU
Philip Pettit|, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University 
Chair: Gabriel Wollner|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Other Philosophy Events at LSE|

Share:Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn|

  FEPlogoblue(2)