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
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    Getting the Details Just Right: Solving the “Goldilocks Problem” of Scientific Explanation

Getting the Details Just Right: Solving the “Goldilocks Problem” of Scientific Explanation

10 July 2018|

How much detail is the right amount of detail for a scientific explanation? David Kinney looks at getting things just right.

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    Probability and the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Probability and the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

28 June 2018|

On 2 July, this workshop will bring together philosophers of physics to explore the nature of probability in quantum theory and in the Everett interpretation.

All of our experiments in quantum theory are statistical and probabilistic in nature. But the nature of probabilities in quantum theory is surprisingly philosophically subtle. This subtlety is particularly present on the Everett or […]

The Ethical Homeopathic Placebo?

19 June 2018|

Should doctors be allowed to prescribe homeopathic treatments on the NHS? John Worrall looks at the scientific and ethical status of homeopathy.

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    Matthew Adler (Duke) “The structure of luck prioritarianism”

Matthew Adler (Duke) “The structure of luck prioritarianism”

30 May 2018|

 

Matthew Adler (Duke) “The structure of luck prioritarianism”

Matthew D. Adler is the Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy at Duke University, and is the founding director of the Duke Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy.

5 July: Undergraduate Open Day

30 May 2018|

Meet LSE students and academics, explore campus and experience the unique atmosphere of the School at our undergraduate open day on 5 July. Book your place now.

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    Glen Weyl (Yale/Microsoft): “Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”

Glen Weyl (Yale/Microsoft): “Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”

23 May 2018|

 

Glen Weyl (Yale/Microsoft): “Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”

Many blame today’s economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? We challenge this thinking— as well as most arguments in favor of and against markets. We offer new, but historically rooted, ways to […]

2018 LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference

22 May 2018|

The 2018 LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference took place 4–5 May at the University of Bayreuth in Southern Germany.

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    Africana Philosophy and the Social Epistemology of Science: an interview with Liam Kofi Bright

Africana Philosophy and the Social Epistemology of Science: an interview with Liam Kofi Bright

15 May 2018|

Liam Kofi Bright, currently at Carnegie Mellon University, joins LSE Philosophy in September. We thought we’d celebrate his imminent arrival with some questions.

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    Workshop on the Report of the International Panel on Social Progress

Workshop on the Report of the International Panel on Social Progress

3 May 2018|

On 8 June, this workshop will engage several authors of the International Panel on Social Progress’s first, comprehensive Report in a debate with policy-makers and researchers from UK and international organisations.

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    Simon Beard (Cambridge): “Risk, Relevance and the Aggregation of Competing Claims View”

Simon Beard (Cambridge): “Risk, Relevance and the Aggregation of Competing Claims View”

2 May 2018|

 

Simon Beard (Cambridge): “Risk, Relevance and the Aggregation of Competing Claims View”

Alex Voorhoeve has developed his Competing Claims view as a way of mediating between, and quantifying, our pro and anti-segregationist leanings concerning the evaluating of consequences, especially in relation to distributive fairness. Voorhoeve however has declined to consider the implications of this view for how we […]