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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    Campbell Brown (LSE): “Priority vs. Equality: What’s the Difference?”

Campbell Brown (LSE): “Priority vs. Equality: What’s the Difference?”

21 February 2017|

 
Campbell Brown (LSE): “Priority vs. Equality: What’s the Difference?”

Abstract: Prioritarianism is often considered a preferable alternative to egalitarianism. However, seeing exactly what distinguishes these two views can be difficult. Prioritarianism says it is better to benefit the worse off (other things being equal). Egalitarianism says it is better to reduce inequality (other things being equal). But by […]

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    Koen Decancq (Antwerp): “Non-parametric well-being comparisons”

Koen Decancq (Antwerp): “Non-parametric well-being comparisons”

15 February 2017|

 

Koen Decancq (Antwerp): “Non-parametric well-being comparisons”

Abstract: We study the problem of making interpersonal well-being comparisons when individuals have heterogeneous – possibly incomplete – preferences. We present a robust – also incomplete – criterion for well-being comparisons that states that one individual is better off than another one if the intersection between the extended upper contour set of […]

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    23 February: Auguste Comte Memorial Lecture with Professor Donald MacKenzie

23 February: Auguste Comte Memorial Lecture with Professor Donald MacKenzie

14 February 2017|

Donald MacKenzie, Professor of Social and Political Science and author of the influential book An Engine, Not a Camera, will give this year’s Auguste Comte Memorial Lecture on 23 February.

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    Jo E. Wolff (KCL): “Absolutism about Quantity – Decision by case study?”

Jo E. Wolff (KCL): “Absolutism about Quantity – Decision by case study?”

13 February 2017|

 

Jo E. Wolff (KCL): “Absolutism about Quantity – Decision by case study?”

Recent work on physical quantities has focused on a debate over absolutism vs. comparativism about quantities. In this talk I will be interested in whether this debate can be decided by arguments from physics. I will look at several case studies from the physical sciences, some […]

Philosophy Student Careers Evening

30 January 2017|

With so many career paths open to philosophy graduates, the choice of what to do next can seem a little daunting. So each year alumni from a whole range of professions return to the Department to offer our students a bit of advice…

The Social Lives of Microbes (the Forum)

24 January 2017|

 

The Social Lives of Microbes (the Forum)

What are microbial societies? In what ways do they resemble human societies and in what ways do they differ? Can the same ideas that explain cooperation in larger animals also explain cooperation in microbes? And what can we learn from microbes about what it is to be human? In this panel […]

29 March: Undergraduate Open Day

24 January 2017|

Thinking of applying for one of our BSc Degrees? Then come along to the LSE undergraduate open day on 29 March for your chance to experience the unique atmosphere of the School.

Philosophy at the 2017 LSE Literary Festival

19 January 2017|

LSE Philosophers will be taking to the stage for two special philosophical events at this year’s LSE Literary Festival.

Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory

12 January 2017|

On 25–26 May, this two-day workshop will explore the connections between philosophy of language and decision theory.

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    The scientific limits of understanding complex social phenomena

The scientific limits of understanding complex social phenomena

9 January 2017|

Can we give accurate scientific explanations for social phenomena? In this post, CPNSS Research Fellow Alexander Krauss looks at the proposed link between economic inequality and democratic change.