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Forum for European Philosophy
Room COW G.05, European Institute
London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

 

Tel 0207 955 7539
Email: Philosophy-Forum@lse.ac.uk|

 

(Charity No. 1070105)

 

 

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.   

 

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The Forum Summer 2015 Programme| is now online.

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Dialogues|

Belief and Evidence

Monday 18 May, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE   

Clayton Littlejohn|, Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London

Daniel Weiss|, Polonsky-Coexist Lecturer in Jewish Studies, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Chair: Peter Dennis|, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

The Enlightenment philosopher David Hume tells us that ‘a wise man proportions his belief to his evidence.’ And according to W.K. Clifford, ‘it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence’. But is believing without evidence really wrong, and if so what are we to make of religious beliefs? To answer these questions, we will bring together an epistemologist and a philosopher of religion.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users:  #LSEbelief 

 

Panel Discussions|

On Free Speech  

Tuesday 2 June, 6.30-8pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE  

Lisa Appignanesi|, writer, novelist, broadcaster, cultural commentator and Visiting Professor, Department of English, King’s College London  

Rae Langton|, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge  

Stephen Law|, Lecturer in Philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London  

Peter McDonald|, Professor of English and Related Literature, University of Oxford  

Chair: Peter Dennis|, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow  

Recent events have provoked a public debate about the right to free speech. In a continuation of this debate, we will bring together philosophers and campaigners to examine the philosophical underpinnings of free speech, and how recent events should affect our thinking about it.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfreespeech

  

Autumn 2014 - Spring & Summer 2015

Is Politics Based on Morality?
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Speakers: Dr Fabienne Peter, Professor Catherine Rowett, Dr Stephen de Wijze
In coversation with: Professor Geoffrey Hawthorn
Recorded on: 27 April 2015

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European Politics and Government|

Speakers: Professor Jonathan Holslag, Dr Mareike Kleine
Recorded on: 11 March 2015

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Political Economy of European Union|

Speakers: Professor Bob Hancké, Professor David Soskice
Recorded on: 11 March 2015

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Disintegrating Europe: Nationalism, Regionalism and Globalization|

Speakers: Prof John Breuilly and Prof Kalypso Nicolaïdis
Recorded on: 11 March 2015

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Reconnecting Europe: bridging the gap between European citizens and European institutions|

Speaker: Joaquín Almunia, Welcome by Luc Luyten
Recorded on: 11 March 2015

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On Civil Disobedience|

Speaker: Dr Kimberley Brownlee
Recorded on: 5 March 2015

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Gender and the Brain|

Speakers: Professor John Dupré, Professor Gina Rippon
Recorded on: 2 March 2015

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Literary Festival 2015: Is There Life in the Novel of Ideas?|

Speakers: Professor Peter Boxall, Jennie Erdal, Andrew O’Hagan
Recorded on: 28 February 2015

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Literary Festival 2015: The Human Age? Art and Identity in the Anthropocene|

Speakers: Dr Matthew Griffiths, Gaia Vince, Dr Kathryn Yusoff
Recorded on: 28 February 2015

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Literary Festival 2015: The Soul of the Marionette: a short inquiry into human freedom|

Speaker: Professor John Gray
Recorded on: 25 February 2015

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Philosophy, the Public and Other Subjects|

Speaker: Professor Simon Glendinning
Recorded on: 10 February 2015

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On Informed Consent|

Speakers: Professor Baroness O’Neill, Professor Jonathan Wolff
Recorded on: 9 February 2015

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On Truth|

Speakers: Professor Simon BlackburnProfessor Pascal Engel 
Recorded on: 2 February 2015

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What Is Rationality, Anyway?|

Speaker: Dr Peter Dennis
Recorded on: 13 January 2015

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Questions of Identity|

Speakers: Professor Vincent Descombes, Alan Montefiore
Recorded on: 11 December 2014

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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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