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.
What Is Rationality, Anyway?
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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