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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 Autumn 2014 Programme| is now online.

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Public Lecture| 

The Infrastructure of Democracy

This event is jointly organised with the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London|  

Wednesday 29 October, 6.30 – 8pm
Senate Room, first floor, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU   

Philip Pettit|, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University  

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

Democracy, at its best, requires the demos or people to have kratos or control. Since control involves not just influencing policy but also shaping it, democracy in this sense is a very rich ideal; it requires people to have an equally accessible form of influence that imposes on government policy an equally acceptable shape. Yet there are institutions that can deliver that result. They implement a modern version of the old republican ideal of a mixed constitution and a contestatory citizenry.


Philosophy@LSE Panel Discussion|

Food Policy: ethics for your kitchen and beyond 

Tuesday 4 November, 6.30 – 8pm
New Theatre, East Building, LSE    

Luc Bovens|, Professor of Philosophy, LSE  

Elena Rivilla Lutterkort|, Sustainability Officer, LSE  

Duncan Williamson, Food Policy Manager, World Wildlife Fund  

Chair: Joe Mazor|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Department of Government, LSE  

You love it, you need it. But food production and consumption are changing fast. What are the ethics and policy issues on your dinner plate today? What does it mean to be healthy or sustainable? Do we need new food policies, and if so, which ones? 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfoodpolicy


Autumn 2014 - Summer 2014

Rationality and Irrationality in Government|

Speaker: Professor Cass Sunstein
In conversation with: Dr Tali Sharot
Recorded on: 16 October 2014

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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
Speakers: Dr Jonathan Birch, Professor Andrew Whiten
Recorded on: 12 June 2014

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On Making a Difference and Choosing a Career
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
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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