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In this series two thinkers engage in lively discussion about a fundamental question, an important event, an extraordinary idea, or a great mind.   

Belief and Evidence

Monday 18 May, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Clayton Littlejohn, Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London

Daniel Weiss, Polonsky-Coexist Lecturer in Jewish Studies, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

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

The Enlightenment philosopher David Hume tells us that ‘a wise man proportions his belief to his evidence.’ And according to W.K. Clifford, ‘it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence’. But is believing without evidence really wrong, and if so what are we to make of religious beliefs? To answer these questions, we will bring together an epistemologist and a philosopher of religion.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEbelief 


Are We Stewards of the Earth?

Monday 22 June, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Jennifer Gabrys, Reader in Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Simon James, Senior Lecturer in Philospphy, University of Durham

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

Are humans exceptional among living beings? How should we understand our relationship with the natural world? Current ecological crises have led to new conceptions of this relationship, increased focus on human responsibilities, and changing environmental practices. In this panel, two speakers will address both the theoretical questions raised by these issues and assess some of the practical responses which have been advanced.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEFEP