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Forum for European Philosophy

FEPThe 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.   



The Forum Autumn 2014 Programme| is now online.

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European Provocations|

Questions of Identity

Thursday 11 December, 6.30 – 8pm
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  

What does it mean to speak of an individual’s very identity as a person? And what too of the ongoing identity of an institution or a group? And how is the sense of ‘identity’ as that which is identical related to ‘that which defines what and who we are’? Vincent Descombes will discuss some of the multiple complexities in what he has called Les embarras de l’identité.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEidentity     


Autumn 2014 - Summer 2014

Accelerate Europe: the geographical imaginaries of accelerationism|

Speaker: Dr Benjamin Noys
Recorded on: 4 December 2014

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Ethics Matters in Climate Change|

Speaker: Professor John Broome
Recorded on: 1 December 2014

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On Progress and Human Development|

Speakers: Professor Paul Anand, Catherine Audard, Professor Jonathan Wolff
Recorded on: 27 November 2014

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Ethics Matters in the Family|

Speaker: Professor Adam Swift
Recorded on: 13 November 2014

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Food Policy: ethics for your kitchen and beyond|

Speakers: Professor Luc Bovens, Elena Rivilla Lutterkort, Duncan Williamson
Recorded on: 4 November 2014

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Do We Need to Shake Up the Social Sciences?|

Speakers: Professor Nicholas Christakis, Professor Patrick Dunleavy,
Dr Amanda Goodall, Professor Andrew Oswald
Recorded on: 21 October 2014

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Rationality and Irrationality in Government|

Speaker: Professor Cass Sunstein
In conversation with: Dr Tali Sharot
Recorded on: 16 October 2014

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Deleuze's Migrants and Nomads: the European Union in 2014|

Speaker: Dr Eva Aldea
Recorded on: 1 July 2014

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The Evolution of Culture in Monkeys, Apes and Humans
Speakers: Dr Jonathan Birch, Professor Andrew Whiten
Recorded on: 12 June 2014

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On Making a Difference and Choosing a Career
Speaker: Dr William MacAskill
Recorded on: 3 June 2014

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On Sexual Difference: thinking with Catherine Malabou|

Speakers: Professor Catherine Malabou, Dr Michael O’Rourke, Dr Danielle Sands
Recorded on: 2 June 2014

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Wise Choices|

Speakers: Dr Maria Alvarez, Professor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor Christian List, Dr Magda Osman
Recorded on: 27 May 2014

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Poverty, Justice and Development
Speakers: Professor David Hulme, Professor Thomas Pogge
Recorded on: 22 May 2014

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Safeguards of a Disunified Mind|

Speaker: Professor Wlodek Rabinowicz
Recorded on: 20 May 2014

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On the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Science|

Speakers: Dr Bryan Roberts, Professor Mairi Sakellariadou
Recorded on: 1 May 2014

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