On 10 November, this half-day workshop will explore some of the issues raised by Brian Epstein’s Lakatos Award winning book, The Ant Trap.

This workshop accompanies the Lakatos Award lecture on 9 November and follows Biological Identity: an expert workshop on Thomas Pradeu’s book The Limits of the Self: Immunology and Biological Identity.


14:00–14:05 Welcome and introduction LAK.206
14:05–14:35 Brian Epstein (Tufts): “Précis of The Ant Trap” LAK.206
14:35–14:50 Mattia Gallotti (LSE): “Intentionalism in Social Ontology” LAK.206
14:50–15:00 Epstein reply to Gallotti LAK.206
15:00–15:20 Katharine Jenkins (Nottingham): “Applying Epstein’s Framework to Gender” LAK.206
15:20–15:30 Epstein reply to Jenkins LAK.206
15:30–16:30 Open discussion LAK.206
16:30–17:00 Coffee LAK.206

This workshop is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please email Tom Hinrichsen to register.


All talks take place at LSE in room 2.06 of the Lakatos Building (LAK). For further help finding your way, see the LSE Maps and Directions website, or the Lakatos building special needs access guide via DisabledGo.


LSE offers convenience childcare services near campus. Visit the LSE Nursery Homepage for more information and to apply.