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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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Panel Discussion|

On Progress and Human Development

Thursday 27 November, 6.30 – 8pm
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  

What is progress and how do we measure it? What account of wellbeing could accommodate a concern for self-realization and self-development? May an approach based on quality of life provide a superior alternative to utilitarian cost-benefit analysis? And could such an approach inform policy and practice? Paul Anand, Catherine Audard and Jonathan Wolff will combine insights from welfare economics and moral philosophy to offer new perspectives on the ideas of progress and human development.  

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEprogress


Public Lecture|

Ethics Matters in Climate Change

Monday 1 December, 6.30 – 8pm
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

Climate change is a moral problem. Through our emissions, each of us causes harm to others - something that generally we should not do. Some people are already suffering great harm from climate change. What should we do to remedy the situation? A solution can be achieved only through the coordinated actions of governments, and difficult ethical analysis is required to choose the right actions.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEclimatechange


Autumn 2014 - Summer 2014

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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