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February 2013

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

22 February 2013, 10:00 am4:30 pm

22 February 2013 History of Postwar Social Science Workshop Speakers: Edward Gitre (Seattle University); B

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May 2013

Daniel Dennett Book Launch “Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking”

23 May 2013, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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In this lecture, one of the world's most original thinkers will show how he designs, uses and dismantles the thinking tools that have illuminated his theories of meaning, mind, and evolution. The big difference between human minds and the minds of other animals is our equipping ourselves with literally hundreds of thinking tools – cultural software that we install in our…

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June 2013

Nancy Cartwright’s Farewell Conference

3 June 2013, 1:45 pm5:00 pm

Nancy Cartwright's Farewell Conference Monday; 3rd June 2013; 1:45pm - 5pm in LAK 2.06 Speakers: Luc Bovens; Roman Frigg; Mary Morgan; Hakan Seckinelgin; Eleonora Montuschi and Mary Kaldor. The Department of Philosophy; Logic; and Scientific Method and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science invite you to Nancy Cartwright's farewell conference. Nancy has been at LSE as a…

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Colloquium: Measuring Well-Being in the UK, Europe and OECD countries

20 June 2013, 2:00 pm6:15 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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2:00-3:15 Erik Schokkaert “Beyond GDP. Measuring social progress in Europe” Abstract. In this paper we study the measurement of social progress. Recently, it has become widely accepted that focusing exclusively on income growth may lead to a too narrow-sighted measure of social progress. People care about other dimensions of life, such as their health, employment, social interactions and personal safety. Moreover, an exclusive focus on…

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November 2013

Relativity Meets Quantum Theory

28 November 201329 November 2013
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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The two great scientific developments in our fundamental understanding of space, time and matter in the 20th century are relativity theory and quantum theory. What happens when relativity meets quantum theory? Understanding this question is one of the great challenges in the foundations of physics of the last 50 years. It takes a myriad of forms: How does the nature…

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December 2013

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

6 December 2013, 10:00 am4:30 pm

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop December 6; 2013

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March 2014

How We Feel: what neuroscience can and can’t tell us about our emotions (CPNSS LSE Literary Festival lecture)

1 March 2014, 1:00 pm2:30 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Is neuroscience better than philosophy to cope with anxiety in the face of the world’s economic crisis? What can a brain scan or a Caravaggio painting reveal about the deep seat of guilt? Can ancient remedies fight sadness more effectively than anti-depressants? What do poetry and joy have in common? And how can experiments in mice teach us how to…

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Rethinking Theory Construction in Social Science

11 March 2014, 9:45 am5:20 pm

Title: Rethinking Theory Construction in Social Science Date: Tuesday 11th March 2014 Time: 9:45am - 17:20pm Location: Room B.07; 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields; LSE Speakers: Prof. Mark Addis (Birmingham City University); Prof. Fernand Gobet (University of Liverpool); Prof. Leonard Smith (LSE); Dr. Charlotte Werndl (LSE) This interdisciplinary conference with speakers from Philosophy; psychology and statistics explores a novel research agenda…

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Workshop: Rationality & Consistency

20 March 2014, 4:00 pm4:30 pm

London School of Economics; Lakatos Building; LAK.206 16:00: Welcome coffee 16:15

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Towards a Sustainable Financial System

21 March 2014
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Organising Committee: Ulf Dahlsten (Lead organiser, LSE), Jon Danielsson (LSE), Roman Frigg (LSE), Jean-Pierre Zigrand (LSE) Further information is available on the conference programme.

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May 2014

London Foundations Conference: Foundations of Quantum Theory

14 May 2014, 12:00 am

Title: London Foundations Conference; Foundations of Quantum Theory Time: tbc After successful meetings in previous years at Senate House and Imperial college; the next London Foundations Conference on the Foundations of Quantum Theory will take place at the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science; London School of Economics; on May 14; 2014. The meeting intends to increase…

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