The academic staff in Philosophy@LSE (comprising the Forum for European Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science as well as cognate faculty in various departments) will present aspects of their research that are of interest to a general audience. Students, alumni and the public at large are invited to these public talks and to participate in the discussion.
The Limits of Science
Tuesday 7 October, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Bryan Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
Chair: Juliana Cardinale, Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
Science has become so good at understanding limits that, incredibly, we can even use science to grasp the limits of science itself. Many of these limits are famous, such as the speed of light, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, and Gödel’s incompleteness theorems. But there are many others that are not so famous. This public lecture will discuss how such scientific limits constrain what we can know, in everything from astronomy, to particle physics, to our day-to-day activities.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEscience
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