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Prof Jason McKenzie Alexander
Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6496

Office: LAK 5.01

Evolutionary game theory. Evolution of morality and social norms. Philosophy of social science. Foundations of decision theory.

Publications

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Dr Catherine Audard
Visting Fellow, Chair and Co-founder of the FEP
Website: Forum Page

Kant, Hegel, Continental philosophy. Anglo-American and political philosophy. Classical, “new” and neo-liberalisms. John Stuart Mill, problems of utilitarianism. Problems of contemporary citizenship and multiculturalism. The Rawls Habermas Debate.

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Prof Nick Baigent
Visiting Professor
Website: Graz University Page

Rational Choice Theory. Identities and Violence. Topological Social Choice Theory.

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Simon Beard

Research Interests: applied political philosophy and ethical theory, especially population ethics.

MSc (LSE) Philosophy and Public Policy (2011); MA (Oxon) Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2007)

 

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Dr Jonathan Birch
Assistant Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7107 7334

Office: LAK 4.02

Philosophy of science. Philosophy of biology. Philosophy of cognitive science.

Publications

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Chris Blunt
Website: Homepage

Research Interests: Philosophy of Medicine, especially Evidence-Based Medicine and Evidence Hierarchies; Personalised and Genomic Medicine; Pseudoscience and ‘Alternative’ Medicine; Medical Ethics and Health Policy.

MPhil (Cantab) History and Philosophy of Science (2011); BSc (LSE) Philosophy (2010)

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Prof Luc Bovens
Professor, Head of Department
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6822 Website: Homepage

Office: LAK 4.03

Philosophy and Public Policy. Moral and Political Theory. Rationality and Formal Epistemology.

Publications

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Prof Richard Bradley
Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7330

Office: LAK 2.03

Decision Theory. Hypothetical reasoning. Foundations of economic and social theory.

Publications

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Kamilla Haworth Buchter

Research Interests: Philosophy of Economics, Scientific Modelling, Decision Theory, and Probability Theory.

BSc (Copenhagen) Mathematics-Economics (2014); MSc (LSE) Philosophy of the Social Sciences (2013); BA (Copenhagen) Philosophy (2012)

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Susanne Burri
Website: Homepage

Research Interests: normative ethics and the philosophy of death. Her areas of competence include philosophy of economics, political philosophy, and applied ethics.

MSc (LSE) Economics and Philosophy (2010); Ba (St. Gallen) Economics (2009)

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Dr Susanne Burri
Assistant Professor
Website: Homepage

*STARTING SEPTEMBER 2015*

Normative Ethics. Philosophy of Economics. Political Philosophy.

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Prof Nancy Cartwright
Professor Emeritus

Philosophy and history of science (especially physics and economics), causal inference, causal powers, scientific emergence and objectivity and evidence, especially for evidence-based policy [EBP].

Nancy Cartwright is Co-Director of the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society and Professor of Philosophy at Durham University.

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Camilla Colombo

Research interests: decision theory, applied ethics, philosophy of biology.

MSc (LSE) Philosophy and Public Policy (2014); BA (Pisa) Philosophy (2012)

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Dr Peter Dennis
LSE Fellow
Website: Homepage

Epistemology. Rationality. Philosophy and Public Policy.

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Goreti Faria
Website: Homepage

Research Interests: Rational and social choice theory; game theory.

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Prof Roman Frigg
Professor, CPNSS Director
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7182 Website: Homepage

Office: LAK 1.01

Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Physics, with a special focus on Climate Change, Statistical Physics, Chaos Theory, Scientific Modelling, and Representation.

Publications

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Katherine Furman

Katherine holds an MA in Political and International Studies from Rhodes University in South Africa, and an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the LSE. Her research interests focus on applied aspects of ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of science, with particular emphasis on issues health policy. She is currently writing about HIV/AIDS denialism in South African health policy in the early 2000s. Prior to starting her PhD, Katherine worked as a health policy researcher in South Africa.

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Prof Wulf Gaertner
Visiting Professor

Collective choice theory. Empirical studies in social choice. Theory of human rationality.

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Catherine M. Greene

Research Interests: philosophy of social science, the application of philosophy to finance.

MSc (LSE) Philosophy of the Social Sciences (2012)

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Dr Casey Helgeson
Research Fellow

Philosophy of Science, History and philosophy of biology, Formal epistemology, Philosophy and climate science.

Casey Helgeson is the Postdoctoral Research Officer for the Managing Severe Uncertainty project and teaches in the department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method. Casey completed his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013.

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Johannes Himmelreich
Website: Homepage

Johannes obtained his first degree in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bayreuth in 2010 and a masters degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the LSE in 2011. He has just accepted a 3-year postdoc at the University of Bayreuth.

PhD (2011-): Agency of polities: is the state a group agent?

AOS: Collective and individual agency, philosophy of the social sciences.

AOC: Philosophy of public policy, philosophy of economics, decision theory, global justice.

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Tom Hinrichsen
PPE Programme Manager
Work Phone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7901

Office: LAK.G.01

Available Monday-Wednesday

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Prof Colin Howson
Professor Emeritus

Philosophy of Science, logic and foundations of probability.

Colin Howson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

 

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Andrea Ledwig
Taught Programmes Manager
Work Phone: +44 (0) 20 7106 1271

Office: LAK G.01

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Prof Christian List
Professor, Political Science & Philosophy
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6785 Website: Homepage

Social choice theory. Decision theory. Political theory, formal and normative. Philosophy of science and social science. Theories of democracy and deliberation. Theories of agency, mental causation, and free will.

Publications

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Dr Anna Mahtani
Assistant Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7107 5150

Office: LAK 2.02

Vagueness. Philosophy of Probability. Formal Epistemology.

Publications

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Prof David Makinson
Professor
Website: Homepage

Logic and its relations with other disciplines, particularly philosophy and computer science. Logic of belief change. Nonmonotonic reasoning. Input/output logics. Logic of normative systems. Logical friendliness. Qualitative versus quantitative analyses of uncertain reasoning. Relevance criteria for belief change operations.

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Hadrien Mamou

Philosophy of economics; rational and social choice theory; philosophy of the social sciences.

Masters degree of Philosophy of science at La Sorbonne Paris IV (2014), Masters degree of Economic theory at Paris School of Economics (Ecole Normale Superieure) (2014), Masters degree of Managerial Economics at HEC Paris (2012).

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Alexandru Marcoci
Website: Homepage

Alexandru (PhD 2012-) completed a BA in Philosophy (University of Bucharest, 2008), an MSc in Logic (ILLC, 2010) and an MSc in Philosophy of Science (LSE, 2012). His areas of interest include Formal Epistemology, Decision and Game theory, Philosophy of Science and Logic.

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Chris Marshall

Distributive Justice, Personal Identity, Free Will, Metaphysics.

MA Politics (The University of Manchester), BA English Literature and Philosophy (Cardiff University).

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Becky Matthams
Department Manager
Work Phone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7340

Office: LAK G.01

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Dr Joe Mazor
Assistant Professor (Temporary)
Work Phone: +44 (0) 020 7849 4924

Office: CON 3.01

Political philosophy. Philosophy and public policy. Philosophy of economics. Environmental ethics.

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Silvia Milano

Research interests: individual and collective rationality, rational choice theory, ethics.

Licence (MA level) in Philosophy from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (2011)

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Dr Marie Milofsky
Guest Lecturer
Work Phone: +44(0)20 7852 3721

Office: LAK 4.06

Political philosophy. Ethical theory. Rational choice and bargaining theory.

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James Nguyen
Website: Homepage

PhD (2012-): Theories and models: representation in science.

Areas of interest: general philosophy of science, philosophical and mathematical logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of maths.

MA in Philosophy from King’s College London (2011); BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (2010)

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Prof Michael Otsuka
Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7333 Website: Homepage

Office: LAK 3.03

Prioritarianism, egalitarianism, and the separateness of persons. The morality of imposing risks, harming, and saving from harm. Left-libertarianism. Personal identity. Free will and moral responsibility.

Publications

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Prof Wlodek Rabinowicz
Centennial Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7852 3541

Office: LAK 4.05

Moral philosophy. Value theory. Decision theory. Philosophical logic.

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Mantas Radzvilas

(PhD 2012-)

Research interests: evolutionary game theory, game theory, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of economics.

MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from LSE (2010), BA in Political Science from Vilnius University (cum laude, 2009).

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Prof Miklós Rédei
Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6323 Website: Homepage

Office: LAK 5.04

Foundational and philosophical problems of modern physics. Quantum logic. General issues in philosophy of science.

Publications

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Prof Michael Redhead
Co-Director of the CPNSS, Former Centennial Professor of Philosophy at LSE
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7330

Modern theoretical physics.

 

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Dr Bryan W. Roberts
Assistant Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7107 5484 Website: Homepage

Office: LAK 5.03

Philosophy and foundations of physics. Philosophy of science. Philosophy of time. History of physics. Foundations of economics.

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Ewan Rodgers
Communications and Marketing Manager
Work Phone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7341

Office: LAK G.01

Ewan is also responsible for the administration of our MPhil/PhD Programmes.

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Thomas Rowe

Research Interests: moral and political philosophy, ethics of climate change, decision theory.

BA (Manchester) Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, (2011); MA (Sheffield) Political Theory (2012)

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Rosa Runhardt
Website: Homepage

PhD (2011-): Measurement in social science.

Areas of interest: Philosophy of social science, general philosophy of science, philosophy of metrology, epistemic and non-epistemic value judgements in science, civil war studies.

MSc in History and Philosophy of Science from Utrecht University (2011); BA in Philosophy of Mathematics from Leiden University (2010) and BSc in Mathematics from Leiden University (2009).

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Asbjørn Aagaard Schmidt

Research interests: moral and political philosophy.

MSc (Oxon) Political Theory Research;, MA (Pompeu Fabra) Political Philosophy; BSc (Aarhus) Political Science

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Hamid Seyedsayamdost

Experimental philosophy; philosophy of science; data science.

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Dr Katie Steele
Associate Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7334

Office: LAK 4.02

Rational choice theory. Methodology of science. Climate-change decisions: scientific and ethical issues.

Publications

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H. Orri Stefánsson
Website: Homepage

PhD (2010-2014): Decision theory and counterfactual evaluation.

Areas of interest: Decision theory and formal epistemology; moral philosophy; philosophy of science and economics; philosophical logic; probability and chance.

MSc (LSE) Philosophy and Public Policy (2009); BA (University of Iceland) Philosophy (2008)

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Max Steuer
Reader Emeritus
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7521

Office: LAK  5.02

Economic implications of culture. Evolutionary selection mechanisms. Rationality. Interaction between design and social forces.

Max Steuer joined the School’s Economics Department in 1959. He is a founding member of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) and has regularly taught on the MSc Economics and Philosophy for the Department. He is the author of The Scientific Study of Society (2003).

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Stuart Theobald

Research Interests: philosophy of social science and its application to theoretical finance. Stuart is also interested in what philosophy can tell us about the financial crisis, including the ontology of financial institutions, theory confirmation and refutation in finance, and constructionism in finance.

Stuart holds an MSc in the philosophy of social science from LSE and a BA(Hons) from Rhodes University. He is also a working financial analyst.

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Aron Vallinder

Research interests: Formal epistemology, decision theory, ethics.

BPhil Philosophy Oxford University, BA Philosophy Lund University

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Dr Alex Voorhoeve
Associate Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6597 Website: Homepage

Office: LAK 4.01

Political Philosophy. Rational and Social Choice Theory. Moral Philosophy. Philosophy of Economics.

Publications

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Prof Charlotte Werndl
Visiting Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6507 Website: Homepage

General philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of climate science, philosophy of mathematics, evidence and philosophy of statistics

Charlotte Werndl is a professor of philosophy at the University of Salzburg, and maintains a visiting professorship at the LSE.

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Adam White

PhD: Constructing organisation in cellular metabolism

Research Interests: causality, nonlinear dynamics, mechanistic explanation in neurobiology and molecular biology.

MSc in Operational Research from LSE; MA in Philosophy from Birkbeck College London

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Prof John Worrall
Professor
Work Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7335

Office: LAK 3.02

Philosophy of science. Theory change in science. Nineteenth century optics. Philosophy and methodology of medicine (especially the scope and limits of scientific method). Evidence-based medicine.

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Nicolas Wuethrich

Macroeconomic modelling and policy-making, Philosophy of Economics, General Philosophy of Science.

MSc Philosophy of the Social Sciences (LSE), MA Philosophy (University of Zurich, Switzerland), BA Economics (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

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