Philosophy@LSE Public Lectures

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.  

Safeguards of a Disunified Mind

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Tuesday 20 May, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE



Wlodek Rabinowicz|, Professor of Practical Philosophy, Lund University and LSE Centennial Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method


Chair: Juliana Cardinale|, Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Pragmatic arguments for rationality constraints on a decision maker’s beliefs or preferences show that disobeying such constraints makes one vulnerable to exploitation. Wlodek Rabinowicz will suggest that the proposed exploitation set-ups share a common feature: roughly, a constraint violator can be exploited only if she decides on various issues separately rather than in a unified manner. Some measure of disunification is a part of the human condition. Pragmatic arguments identify safeguards of a disunified mind.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEdisunifiedmind