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March 2014

Miklos Redei (LSE): On John von Neumann’s life and work

13 March 2014, 5:00 pm6:00 pm
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October 2014

Jason M. Alexander, Inaugural Lecture: “Game Theory and the Evolution of Language”

15 October 2014, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Join us for this important event for the department, celebrating the inauguration of Prof. Jason M. Alexander.

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November 2017

Roman Frigg (LSE): “How Models Work” (Inaugural Professorial Lecture)

23 November 2017, 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Abstract: Models are crucial in many scientific contexts, and many investigations are carried out on models rather than on reality itself. How can models inform us about the properties of something beyond themselves? The answer is that they are representations of their respective target systems. But what does it mean for a model to represent something else? In this lecture I…

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February 2018

Alex Voorhoeve (LSE): “Pleasure, the Complete Life, and Death” (Inaugural Professorial Lecture)

16 February, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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This inaugural professorial lecture offers a new defence of the Epicurean ideal of the pleasurable life and explains how by following this ideal, we can render death harmless.

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