Ewan Rodgers

About Ewan Rodgers

Communications and Marketing Manager, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science. E.D.Rodgers@lse.ac.uk

Colin Howson, 1945–2020

8 January 2020|

It is with great sadness that we report that Colin Howson, the former Chair of Philosophy of Science at LSE and a member of the Department for 40 years, died on Sunday, 5 January.

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    Apply now: Four-year PhD Scholarship on Foundations of Animal Sentience

Apply now: Four-year PhD Scholarship on Foundations of Animal Sentience

17 December 2019|

LSE Philosophy seeks to recruit one research student for a fully funded 4-year PhD degree, contributing to our exciting new research project on the foundations of animal sentience, ASENT. Applications close 10 January 2020.

2019 MSc Prize winners

17 December 2019|

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s MSc prizes have been awarded to Pascal Meier, Robert Pepper, Lorenzo Sartori, Andre Van Parys and Toby Zambardino.

8th LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference

3 December 2019|

The 8th annual LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference will take place 29–30 May 2020 at the University of Bayreuth.

2019 Lakatos Award Lecture with Henk W. de Regt

22 November 2019|

 

2019 Lakatos Award Lecture with Henk W. de Regt

It is widely acknowledged that a central aim of science is to achieve understanding of the world around us, and that possessing such understanding is highly important in our present-day society. But what precisely is scientific understanding, and when is it achieved?

In his Lakatos Award winning book Understanding Scientific Understanding […]

2019 Lakatos Award Expert Workshop with Henk W. de Regt

21 November 2019|

 

2019 Lakatos Award Expert Workshop with Henk W. de Regt

On 21 November 2019, this half-day workshop addressed issues raised by Henk W. de Regt’s Lakatos Award-winning book, Understanding Scientific Understanding.

This video playlist includes the following talks:

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    The Naturalistic Case for Free Will, Part 3: Indeterminism as an Emergent Phenomenon

The Naturalistic Case for Free Will, Part 3: Indeterminism as an Emergent Phenomenon

21 November 2019|

Could the universe be deterministic at some levels and indeterministic at others? In the final post in this series, Christian List looks at micro and macro levels of description.

Out of the Vat #4 – Brian Glenney

12 November 2019|

Brian Glenney specialises in the philosophy of perception, with a specific interest in Molyneux’s Question. In this episode we talk to Brian about perception, illusion and (literally) seeing the world through the eyes of another being…

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    The Naturalistic Case for Free Will, Part 2: An Indispensability Argument

The Naturalistic Case for Free Will, Part 2: An Indispensability Argument

6 November 2019|

What are the requirements of free will, and how can we show that these requirements are met? In the second post in this series, Christian List proposes an indispensability argument for the existence of free will.

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    Johanna Thoma (LSE): “Merely Means Paternalist? Prospect Theory and `Debiased’ Welfare Analysis”

Johanna Thoma (LSE): “Merely Means Paternalist? Prospect Theory and `Debiased’ Welfare Analysis”

30 October 2019|

 

Johanna Thoma (LSE): “Merely Means Paternalist? Prospect Theory and `Debiased’ Welfare Analysis”

Economics has traditionally been opposed to paternalism. However, the findings of behavioural economics have made popular one kind of paternalism that appears to be more innocuous: The kind of paternalism that respects an agent’s ends, or her non-instrumental, intrinsic valuations, […]