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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|


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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 Spring 2015 Programme| is now online.

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Thinking in Public|

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

This event is jointly organised with the Evens Foundation| and the European Institute, LSE| 

Wednesday 11 March, 1.45-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE  

Welcome Address

1.45-2pm  Joaquín Almunia|, Ex-Vice-President of the European Commission and   Commissioner responsible for competition

Disintegrating Europe: Nationalism, Regionalism and Globalization


Scoping Introduction: John Breuilly|, Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity, LSE  

Guest Speaker: Kalypso Nicolaïdis|, Professor of International Relations and Director of the European Studies Centre, University of Oxford  

At the level of both the member states and the EU as a whole there are social forces pulling in opposite directions (both local and global), putting tremendous pressure on existing political institutions. This session will explore the cultural and political conditions prevailing in Europe today. 

3.30-4pm Refreshments in the Atrium of Sheikh Zayed Theatre 

Political Economy of European Union  


Scoping Introduction: Bob Hancké|, Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, LSE  

Guest Speaker: David Soskice|, Professor of Political Science and Economics, LSE  

Can Europe’s member states sustain the European Social Model? In this session we will explore how economic innovations promoted by the EU (the Euro, Banking Union, debt sharing) as well as global ‘neoliberal’ market developments are changing the European political-economy. 

5.30-6.30pm    Reception in the Atrium of Sheikh Zayed Theatre

European Politics and Government   


Scoping Introduction: Mareike Kleine|, Associate Professor of EU and International Politics, European Institute, LSE  

Guest Speaker: Jonathan Holslag|, Professor of International Politics, The Free University of Brussels  

European politics has been dominated by the vexed question of the democratic deficit. Should Europe move towards greater political union? Should the European parliament become a proper European government? Or should we look for innovations at the national, regional, or even city level? 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEeurope  




Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

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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