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March 2011

Anthony Grayling (Birkbeck and Oxford): “Philosophy in the Public World”

11 March 2011, 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Anthony Grayling Philosophy in the Public World Date:

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November 2011

Dan Sperber (CNRS): “The deconstruction of social unreality: How to naturalise social facts”

17 November 2011, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

The deconstruction of social unreality: How to naturalise social facts Date:

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January 2012

Mark Addis (Birmingham City University; CPNSS); Fernand Gobet (Brunel); Christopher Winch (KCL) and Jon de Souza on “Understanding Expertise”

26 January 2012, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Understanding Expertise Thursday 26 January; 6.30-8pm Wolfson Theatre; New Academic Building Expertise covers various kinds of practical knowledge; attention based knowledge; skills; decision making; action planning and similar phenomena. Understanding it is a complex multi-disciplinary task involving questions of methodology. Philosophical; psychological and educational perspectives on expertise along with their applications to professional practice and vocational education will be discussed…

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March 2012

Evelyn Fox-Keller (MIT): “What is a Rational Response to Catastrophic Risk?”

8 March 2012, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Evelyn Fox-Keller What is a Rational Response to Catastrophic Risk? Thursday 8 March 2012 6:30- 8:00pm A substantial literature on risk perception demonstrates the limits of human rationality; especially in the face of catastrophic risks. Human judgment; it seems; is flawed by the tendency to overestimate the magnitude of rare but evocative risks; while underestimating risks associated with commonplace dangers.…

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May 2012

Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary): “Philosophically speaking about freedom”

24 May 2012, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Thursday 24 May 2012 6:30- 8:00pm Philosophically speaking about freedom Speaker: Quentin Skinner Chair:

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February 2013

Rethinking Risk: When Biology Meets Finance

28 February 2013, 5:15 pm6:45 pm

CPNSS LSE Literary Festival Event: Rethinking Risk: when biology meets finance Date: Thursday 28 February 2013 Time: 5.15-6.45pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre; New Academic Building Speakers: John Coates; Dylan Evans Chair: Paul Ormerod Homo economicus is dead! Long live; instead; the scientific understanding of how errors cloud thinking and physiology distorts emotions. These exciting new insights can improve all our…

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March 2014

Short Stories; Deep Reflections: A.S. Byatt; Mary Evans and Alex Preston

1 March 2014, 11:00 am12:30 pm

11am-12.30pm; Sheikh Zayed Theatre CPNSS LSE Literary Festival discussion Short Stories; Deep Reflections Speakers:

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Giovanni Frazzetto: How We Feel: What neuroscience can and can’t tell us about our emotions

1 March 2014, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

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Towards A Sustainable Financial System

21 March 2014, 9:00 am7:15 pm

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May 2014

Gerd Gigerenzer: Risk Savvy – How to make good decisions

21 May 2014, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

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June 2014

4th LSE Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Probability

6 June 2014, 9:30 am7 June 2014, 7:00 pm

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October 2014

Philip Pettit (Princeton University): The Infrastructure of Democracy

29 October 2014, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Senate Room, Senate House
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Abstract: Democracy, at its best, requires the demos or people to have kratos or control. Since control involves not just influencing policy but also shaping it, democracy in this sense is a very rich ideal; it requires people to have an equally accessible form of influence that imposes on government policy an equally acceptable shape. Yet there are institutions that…

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February 2015

Norman Doidge: “The Brain’s Way of Healing”

18 February 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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The Brain’s Way of Healing: stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science public lecture Date: Wednesday 18 February 2015 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House Speaker: Professor Norman Doidge In his new book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge shows the astonishing advances of neuroplasticity being used to improve, and even cure, many prevalent brain…

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May 2015

‘Global Governance Crisis?’: Dr Hans Corell; Dr Jianguang Shen; Dr Ulf Dahlsten; Prof Eva Micheler

19 May 2015, 2:00 pm5:00 pm
Ronald Coase Lecture Theatre 32L.LG.04, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PH United Kingdom
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An agreement, which was reached five years ago between the US Administration, the European partners and China on an increased influence for the emerging economies in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has been blocked by the US Congress. China has now responded to this provocation by creating competing institutions to the World Bank, the latest being the Asian Infrastructure Investment…

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June 2015

Per Bolund: Financing a Sustainable Future – Risk and Responsibilities

3 June 2015, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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The Centre for Philosophy of Natural & Social Science (CPNSS), at the London School of Economics (LSE), have the pleasure of inviting you to a public lecture on  FINANCING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE - RISK AND RESPONSIBILITIES Date: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 Time: 13:00—14:00pm Venue: The Wolfson Theatre (NAB.LG.01), New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields London 3LJ. Map London WC2A …

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July 2016

Carlo Rovelli: “Why Physics needs Philosophy” (Public Lecture)

17 July 2016, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Some questions of modern physics cannot be addressed without philosophical awareness. An increasing number of physicists are again reading philosophy. I illustrate the conversation between Physics and Philosophy, which has produced some of the most successful ideas of the history of science, focusing on the nature of space and time. #LSEFoundations

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November 2016

Barbara Osimani (LMU Munich): “Exact replication or varied evidence? Reliability, robustness and the reproducibility problem”

22 November 2016, 5:00 pm6:30 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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The “Reproducibility Project: Psychology” by the Open Science Collaboration caused some stir among psychologists, methodologists as well as scientists, since less than half of the replicated studies succeeded in reproducing the results of the original ones. The APA has attributed this result to hidden moderators that rendered the replications ineffective. Also publication bias and low power have been identified as possible sources for such mismatch. While some analysts have provided formal confirmation for the plausibility of such explanations (Etz and Vandekerkhove, 2016), others have further insisted on the problem of noisy data and suggested that “to resolve the replication crisis in science we may need to consider each individual study in the context of an implicit meta-analysis” (Andrew Gelman).

I investigate these positions through the lenses of Bayesian epistemology, and in particular of recent results on the Variety of Evidence Thesis.

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