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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.

How do we know how to act together?

26 February 2019|

How are humans able to act cooperatively and why don’t we see such behaviour in other primates? Jonathan Birch looks at the concept of “joint know-how”.

Conjectures and Refutations, a brand new seminar series

5 February 2019|

We’re pleased to introduce our brand new seminar series, Conjectures and Refutations.

Apply now for 2019/20

24 October 2018|

Applications for our world-leading MSc and MPhil/PhD programmes are open. Programmes start Autumn 2019.

Media Impartiality, Part 2: How

25 September 2018|

In the second of this two-part series, Joe Mazor looks at how the news media can achieve the right kind of impartiality.

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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.

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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    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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    Reproductive Choices and Climate Change Part 2: should individuals have fewer children to mitigate climate change?

Reproductive Choices and Climate Change Part 2: should individuals have fewer children to mitigate climate change?

18 April 2018|

It is claimed that having fewer children will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but is it that straightforward? Eric Brandstedt looks at some of the complexities of this recommendation.

John Worrall appointed patron of Humanists UK

10 April 2018|

We’re pleased to announce that Professor John Worrall has been appointed patron of Humanists UK.