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London School of Economics & Political Science
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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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Philosophy@LSE Public Lecture|

What Is Rationality, Anyway?

Tuesday 13 January, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE  

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

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

Appeals to rationality are found in every area of life. We all aspire to be rational, and criticise others when we think they’re being irrational. But how can we accuse one other of being irrational if we don’t know what it is? In this lecture, Peter Dennis will consider what rationality is—and why we need it.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSErationality 

  

Consilience|

Is the Brain a Predictive Machine?

Thursday 15 January, 6.30 – 8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE   

Paul Fletcher|, Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Karl Friston|, Professor of Neuroscience, University College London
Demis Hassabis|, Vice President of Engineering, Google DeepMind
Richard Holton|, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge  

Chair: Benedetto De Martino|, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge  

Is the world you are experiencing a mere forecast created by your brain? Research in neuroscience has suggested that you don’t see the colour of the sky but you anticipate its blueness and use your sense of vision to adjust this prediction. This radical idea explains how your brain can be one step ahead of reality, but also susceptible to placebos and illusions. In this event, psychiatrist Paul Fletcher, neuroscientist Karl Friston, expert in artificial intelligence Demis Hassabis and philosopher Richard Holton will discuss the implications of this idea. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEbrain 

 

Autumn 2014 

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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For more podcasts go to Past Events|

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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