Decision Theory and Social Choice

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    Is Brexit the will of the people? The answer is not quite that simple

Is Brexit the will of the people? The answer is not quite that simple

16 April 2019|

Christian List looks at majoritarianism, Condorcet’s paradox and the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

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    Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory Part 2: Indexicals and Vagueness

Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory Part 2: Indexicals and Vagueness

9 May 2017|

In her second post in this series, Anna Mahtani explores the parallels between philosophy of language and decision theory’s treatment of indexicals and vagueness.

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    Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory Part 1: Credences and Preferences

Philosophy of Language for Decision Theory Part 1: Credences and Preferences

13 March 2017|

Decision theorists and philosophers of language have a lot to learn from one another. In this post, Anna Mahtani looks at the use and interpretation of credences and preferences.

Negotiating with Myself

8 June 2016|

Can the concept of “temporal selves” help us understand temptation and restraint? Johanna Thoma on self-negotiation.

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    Decision Theory with a Human Face: an interview with Richard Bradley

Decision Theory with a Human Face: an interview with Richard Bradley

18 May 2016|

Richard Bradley’s written a new book about decision theory. We decided to ask him some questions about it.

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    New LSE Philosophy Video: J McKenzie Alexander on the evolution of morality

New LSE Philosophy Video: J McKenzie Alexander on the evolution of morality

14 October 2015|

In this brand new LSE Philosophy Video, Professor J. McKenzie Alexander discusses game theory, evolutionary game theory and the evolution of morality.

Decisions, Games and Logic 2015

15 July 2015|

LSE Philosophy hosted The Eighth Workshop in Decisions, Games and Logic (DGL) 17-19 June 2015. The DGL workshop series aims to bring together graduate students, post-docs and researchers from philosophy, economics and logic working on formal approaches to rational individual and interactive decision making.

Three new “Meet the Faculty” videos

15 April 2015|

Check out the latest additions to our “Meet the Faculty” video series, featuring three of our newest faculty members: Dr Jonathan Birch, Dr Anna Mahtani and Dr Bryan Roberts. Enjoy!

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    Free Will, Determinism and the Possibility of Doing Otherwise

Free Will, Determinism and the Possibility of Doing Otherwise

22 January 2015|

Can free will exist in a deterministic universe? In “Free Will, Determinism, and the Possibility of Doing Otherwise”, Christian List argues that it can.

Can we design a perfect democratic decision procedure?

12 November 2014|

The democratic process aims to make convincing collective decisions on the basis of individual preferences. There are a number of different democratic decision procedures via which such decisions may be reached. In this talk at the Visions in Science Conference in Berlin, Christian List outlines three plausible requirements of democracy before going on to show that no democratic decision procedure […]