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The evolution of cultures, human and microbial

9 November 2015|

What can microbiology teach us about cultural evolution? Philosopher of Biology, Jonathan Birch, discusses “horizontal transmission”.

Stefan Schubert and ClearerThinking’s Fact-Checking 2.0

26 October 2015|

The US presidential campaign is under way and to help voters see past the rhetoric, Stefan Schubert has used a tool developed by ClearerThinking.org to highlight fallacious reasoning and factual inaccuracies in the debates.

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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.

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    Nudging the pub: a change in choice architecture can help pub-goers drink less

Nudging the pub: a change in choice architecture can help pub-goers drink less

22 September 2015|

A proposal to help British breweries and pubs promote responsible drinking, by Luc Bovens.

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    Jonathan Birch: “Time and Relatedness in Microbes and in Humans”

Jonathan Birch: “Time and Relatedness in Microbes and in Humans”

11 September 2015|

Listen to Dr Jonathan Birch’s recent talk at The University of Oxford.

Christian List in Scientific American

26 August 2015|

In the latest issue of Scientific American, Professor Christian List discusses the philosophical foundations of Einstein’s view of quantum mechanics.

Why Artificial Intelligence Weapons are so scary

14 August 2015|

In a recent article in The Atlantic, LSE philosopher of science Bryan W. Roberts argues that humans are what make AI weapons so scary.

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.

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    Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage

Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage

10 July 2015|

Countries around the world are setting out on the path to Universal Health Coverage but there are difficult choices to face along the way. Philosophy can help.

Where does altruism come from?

19 June 2015|

Can altruism be reconciled with evolutionary theory? Philosopher of biology, Jonathan Birch, discusses “Hamilton’s Rule”.