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Philosophy of Physics on Flickr

5 June 2015|

For those of you unable to attend the recent meetings of the Sigma Club, you can now view photos from our regular philosophy of physics lectures on Flickr.

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    Photos from the 3rd LSE–Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference

Photos from the 3rd LSE–Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference

21 May 2015|

The 3rd LSE–Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference took place 7-8 May at LSE. As you’ll be able to see from the photos, this year’s conference was a huge success!

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    You can’t have it both ways: Peter Dennis on disjunctivism

You can’t have it both ways: Peter Dennis on disjunctivism

12 May 2015|

We make countless judgements each day based on our perceptions. But can we really trust our senses? In a recent paper, Peter Dennis considers this question and poses a new challenge to one attempt to answer it.

3:AM Magazine interviews Jonathan Birch

7 May 2015|

Jonathan Birch specialises in the philosophy of biology and in this interview – “Darwinian conundrums” – he discusses topics such as natural selection, the origins of human cooperation and the role of philosophy in science.

BJUP interview with John Worrall

17 April 2015|

The latest issue of the British Journal of Undergraduate Philosophy (BJUP) features this interview with LSE philosopher Professor John Worrall.

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!

Facing difficult decisions: when to give priority and why

5 March 2015|

Some people believe that when facing difficult decisions we should give priority to those who are worst-off. In ‘Prioritarianism and the Measure of Utility’, Michael Otsuka argues that this is only true in some situations.

Spotlight: MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences

27 January 2015|

With LSE widely recognised as the world’s leading specialist social science university, the MSc in Philosophy of Social Sciences is the ideal degree with which to pursue questions about human societies, and to apply philosophical reasoning to understand the nature of the social sciences themselves.

Spotlight: MSc in Philosophy of Science

27 January 2015|

The LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is a historic and world-class centre for philosophy of science. Having been home to the influential philosophers of science Karl Popper and Imre Lakatos and still bustling with cutting edge research, the LSE is an incredible place to do an MSc in Philosophy of Science.

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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.