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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 Spring 2015 Programme| is now online.

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LSE Literary Festival: Foundations| 

The Human Age? Art and Identity in the Anthropocene 

Saturday 28 February, 11am – 12.30pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 

Matthew Griffiths|, writer, scholar and novelist, whose work focuses primarily on climate change
Gaia Vince|, writer and journalist. She is the author of Adventures in the Anthropocene Kathryn Yusoff|, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Queen Mary, University of London  

Chair: Danielle Sands|, Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow  

The controversial designation ‘Anthropocene’ names a geological epoch in which the planet has been irrevocably changed by human activity. In this panel, three thinkers will consider the ways in which the Anthropocene requires us to reconsider both human self-identity and the human capacity for creation and destruction. Is art a narcissistic reflection of human concerns and desires or might it provide a model for dynamic and interactive responses to the global challenges which we face?  

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSElitfest

Ticket Information

All events in the Literary Festival are free and open to all, but an e-ticket is required. Tickets can be booked via  LSE E-Shop|.

For any queries see LSE Events FAQ| or email events@lse.ac.uk| or call  0207 955 6043

 

Is there Life in the ‘Novel of Ideas’?

Saturday 28 February, 5-6.30pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE  

Peter Boxall|, Professor of English, University of Sussex
Jennie Erdal|, writer. She is the author of Ghosting and The Missing Shade of Blue: A Philosophical Adventure
Andrew O’Hagan|, novelist and writer. His books include The Missing, Our Fathers, Personality and The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe  

Chair: Michael Caines|, writer and an editor on the TLS  

Is the ‘novel of ideas’ an outdated genre or are we witnessing its resurgence? What answers can it offer to twenty-first century questions? In this panel, three speakers will discuss examples of the ‘novel of ideas’ and assess the genre’s contemporary relevance. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSElitfest

Ticket Information

All events in the Literary Festival are free and open to all, but an e-ticket is required. Tickets can be booked via LSE E-Shop|.

For any queries see LSE Events FAQ| or email events@lse.ac.uk| or call  0207 955 6043

 

Consilience|

Gender and the Brain 

Monday 2 March, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 

John Dupré| , Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Exeter
Gina Rippon|, Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging, Aston University

Chair: Jonathan Birch|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Are there ‘hardwired’ psychological differences between men and women? Do these alleged differences show that gender differences in society have a biological explanation? And what does talk of ‘hardwiring’ even mean? In this interdisciplinary dialogue, philosopher John Dupré and cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon will debate these and other issues concerning the science and philosophy of gender.   

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEbrain

 

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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