Dr Kai Spiekermann

Kai-Spiekermann

Associate Professor of Political Philosophy

Email:k.spiekermann@lse.ac.uk 
Office: CON 5.17, Connaught House
Office Hours: Tuesdays 15:30-17:30 (by appointmment via LSE for You)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6516
Website: kaispiekermann.net

Biography


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. More information is available at www.kaispiekermann.net.

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


Publications


Book review: reduction of surprise: some thoughts on Dowding's conception of explanation
Spiekermann, Kai (2017) Book review: reduction of surprise: some thoughts on Dowding's conception of explanation. Political Studies Review, 15 (2). pp. 187-193. ISSN 1478-9299

The Condorcet jury theorem and voter-specific truth
List, Christian and Spiekermann, Kai (2016) The Condorcet jury theorem and voter-specific truth. In: McLaughlin, Brian P. and Kornblith, Hilary, (eds.) Goldman and His Critics. Philosophers and their Critics. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA, pp. 219-234. ISBN 9780470673676

Objective and subjective compliance: a norm-based explanation of 'moral wiggle room'
Spiekermann, Kai and Weiss, Arne (2016) Objective and subjective compliance: a norm-based explanation of 'moral wiggle room'. Games and Economic Behavior, 96. pp. 170-183. ISSN 0899-8256

Epistemic solidarity as a political strategy
Goodin, Robert E. and Spiekermann, Kai (2015) Epistemic solidarity as a political strategy. Episteme, 12 (4). pp. 439-457. ISSN 1742-3600

Book review: Beyond humanity, by Allen Buchanan
Spiekermann, Kai (2011) Book review: Beyond humanity, by Allen Buchanan. Revista de Direito Sanit√°rio, 12 (1). pp. 293-302. ISSN 2316-9044

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