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London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

 

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

 

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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.   

 

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The Forum Autumn 2014 Programme| is now online.

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Philosophy@LSE Public Lecture| 

The Limits of Science 

Tuesday 7 October, 6.30 – 8pm
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  

Science has become so good at understanding limits that, incredibly, we can even use science to grasp the limits of science itself. Many of these limits are famous, such as the speed of light, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, and Gödel’s incompleteness theorems. But there are many others that are not so famous. This public lecture will discuss how such scientific limits constrain what we can know, in everything from astronomy, to particle physics, to our day-to-day activities. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEscience 

 

Consilience|

Rationality and Irrationality in Government

Thursday 16 October, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE  

Cass Sunstein|, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School  

In conversation with  

Chair: Tali Sharot|, Director of the Affective Brain Lab and Reader in the Department of Experimental Psychology, UCL and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow  

What impact is behavioural science having on politics and business? Simplified disclosure, default rules, social norms, and ‘choice architecture’ are all being used to steer people in specific directions. Are these ‘nudges’ improving our decisions? Are they offsetting irrational behaviour? Cass Sunstein, author of Nudge and the previous Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration will discuss these new policies and the question they raise about freedom of choice. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEgovernment    

 

 

Autumn 2013  - Spring 2014 - Summer 2014

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

Speakers: Dr Eva Aldea
Recorded on: 1 July 2014

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

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On Making a Difference and Choosing a Career
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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
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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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Hypotheses on Europe and the Twentieth Century|

Speaker: Professor Denis Guénoun
Recorded on: 6 March 2014

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Understanding the World: religious and secular perspectives|

Speakers: Dr Arthur Bradley, Kenan Malik
Recorded on: 1 March 2014

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Understanding the Self|

Speakers: Mary Midgley, Jonathan Rée, Professor Raymond Tallis
Recorded on: 28 February 2014

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On Exploitation|

Speakers: Professor Hillel Steiner, Dr Nicholas Vrousalis
Recorded on: 20 February 2014

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Ethics Matters in War|

Speakers: Professor Cecile Fabre, Professor Jeff McMahan
Recorded on: 13 February 2014

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Plato Between the Teeth of the Beast: animals and democracy in tomorrow's Europe
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Speaker: Dr Richard Iveson
Recorded on: 11 February 2014

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Justice in Finance|

Speaker: Dr Gabriel Wollner
Recorded on: 4 February 2014

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The Ethics of 'Nudge'
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Speakers: Professor George Loewenstein, Samuel Nguyen, Professor Drazen Prelec
Recorded on: 27 January 2014

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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: what can the brain tell us about the mind?|

Speakers: Professor Ray Dolan, Dr Peter Hacker, Professor Nikolas Rose
Recorded on: 20 January 2014

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Measuring Happiness?|

Speakers: Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Elaine Fox, Professor Andrew Oswald, Ben Page
Recorded on: 15 January 2014

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Zhang Shizhao: A Forgotten Theorist of Social Change|

Speaker: Dr Leigh Jenco
Recorded on: 9 December 2013

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The Open Society as an Enemy|

Speaker: Professor Jason McKenzie Alexander
Recorded on: 3 December 2013

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Metaphor and Crisis in Freud and Derrida|

Speaker: Dr Nina Morgan
Recorded on: 26 November 2013 

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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: children's pathologies – how do we think about children’s mental health? |

Speakers: Dr Rachel Cooper, Professor Eileen Munro, Professor Emily Simonoff 
Recorded on: 19 November 2013   

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The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: privacy and respect for persons|

Speakers: Professor Roger Brownsword, Dr Sarah Edwards, Dr Sarah Richmond
Recorded on: 13 November 2013

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Climate Justice vis-à-vis Global Justice
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Speaker: Dr Katie Steele
Recorded on: 5 November 2013

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Virtue Ethics|

Speakers: Professor Constantine Sandis, Professor Brad Hooker
Recorded on: 15 October 2013

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The Nature of Existence|

Speaker: Professor Tim Crane
Recorded on: 8 October 2013

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