Dr Kai Spiekermann

Dr Kai Spiekermann

Associate Professor of Political Philosophy

Department of Government

Telephone
+44 (0)207 955 6516
Extension
6516
Room No
CON 5.17
Office Hours
Tuesdays 15:30-17:30 (by appointmment via LSE for You)
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About me

Dr Kai Spiekermann is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy and the Doctoral Programme Director in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. Among his research interests are normative and positive political theory, philosophy of the social sciences, social epistemology and environmental change. He is particularly interested in applying formal methods, computational simulations, and experiments to problems in political philosophy. His recent publications have focused on mechanisms of norm avoidance, strategic ignorance and moral knowledge, on information aggregation, jury theorems and epistemic democracy, and on reductionism and holism in the social sciences.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of the social sciences
  • Normative and positive questions of moral theory and political philosophy
  • Game theory and its philosophical applications
  • Social epistemology; environmental change

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV262: Contemporary Political Theory
  • GV4H4: Foundations of Political Theory
  • GV4H5: The Politics and Philosophy of Environmental Change
  • GV5X1: Research Design in Political Science
  • GV316: Advanced Issues in Applied Political Theory

My research