LSE Philosophy welcomes Campbell Brown and Johanna Thoma

5 May 2016|

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of two new Assistant Professors, Campbell Brown and Johanna Thoma, who will be joining us in September.

Towards a fairer distribution of refugees

28 April 2016|

With the current refugee crisis showing no sign of abating, a fair and efficient method for distributing people to different countries is urgently needed. In this post, Philippe van Basshuysen looks at matching systems.

LSE Philosophy ranked among the UK’s top three

26 April 2016|

For the sixth consecutive year, The Complete University Guide has placed LSE Philosophy in the top three philosophy departments in the country.

John Worrall tells his Tales from Houghton Street

15 April 2016|

Listen to John Worrall recounting his early days at the School in this recording from the LSE’s Tales from Houghton Street oral history project.

What is it like to write philosophy?

14 April 2016|

With essay deadlines looming for many of our students, Matt Parker relives some of the angst involved in writing philosophy. You’re not alone.

LSE Philosophy ranked 7th in the world

22 March 2016|

LSE Philosophy has been ranked 7th in the world in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

What makes humans special?

3 March 2016|

What separates human beings from their animal ancestors? Andrew Buskell examines the concept of “cumulative culture”.

WHO Director-General endorses “Making Fair Choices”

16 February 2016|

Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage, a World Health Organization (WHO) report co-authored by Alex Voorhoeve, has been endorsed by WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.

Homeopathy and Evidence-Based Policy

7 January 2016|

With the UK government considering a ban on the prescription of homeopathic remedies on the NHS, John Worrall examines the rationale for such a proposal and suggests that the decision is not as simple as it might initially seem.

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    New LSE Philosophy Video: Alex Voorhoeve on Universal Health Coverage

New LSE Philosophy Video: Alex Voorhoeve on Universal Health Coverage

18 November 2015|

In our latest video, Dr Alex Voorhoeve discusses utilitarianism, egalitarianism and the path to Universal Health Coverage.