Bovens, Luc


Professor Luc Bovens  

Department

Position held

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Professor of Philosophy and Head of Department

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala

Fellow

Experience keywords:

philosophy of public policy; Bayesian epistemology; rational choice theory; voting theory; philosophy of economics; social choice theory; moral and political philosophy

Languages:

Dutch [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6822

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2015

Bovens, Luc (2015) The tragedy of the commons as a voting game In: Peterson, Mark, (ed.) The Prisoner's Dilemma. Cambridge University Press, London, UK.

2014

Bovens, Luc (2014) Evaluating risky prospects: the distribution view Analysis. ISSN 0003-2638

Bovens, Luc (2014) Concerns for the poorly off in ordering risky prospects Economics and Philosophy. ISSN 0266-2671

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2014) The meaning of "darn it!" In: Hirose , Iwao and Reisner, Andrew, (eds.) Weighing and Reasoning: A Festschrift for John Broome. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

2013

Bovens, Luc (2013) De verantwoordelijkheid van de overheid ten aanzien van gedragssturende beleidsinstrumenten voor verduurzaming In: Duurzame Gedragspatronen Essays. Ethische aspecten van gedrags-beïnvloeding door de overheid voor verduurzaming van de samenleving. Raad voor Leefomgeving en Infrastructuur, Hague, Netherlands, 66-78.

Bovens, Luc (2013) Why couldn't I be nudged to dislike a Big Mac? Journal of Medical Ethics, 39 (8). 495-496. ISSN 0306-6800

Bovens, Luc (2013) A response to Prelec In: Oliver, Adam, (ed.) Behavioural Public Policy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 228-233. ISBN 9781107617377

Beisbart, Claus and Bovens, Luc (2013) Minimizing the threat of a positive majority deficit in two-tier voting systems with equipopulous units Public Choice, 145 (1-2). 75-94. ISSN 0048-5829

Bovens, Luc and Sisman , Günperi (2013) Greece, Portugal, Spain and the East European states take on less than their fair share of responsibility for EU asylum seekers LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (29 Apr 2013) Blog entry

2012

Bovens, Luc (2012) Does it matter whether a miracle-like event happens to oneself rather than to someone else? In: Chandler, J. and Harrison, V., (eds.) Probability in the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 64-78. ISBN 9780199604760

Bovens, Luc and Chatkupt, Chlump and Smead, Laura (2012) Measuring common standards and equal responsibility-sharing in EU asylum outcome data European Union Politics, 13 (1). 70-93. ISSN 1465-1165

Bovens, Luc (2012) Real nudge European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2012 (1). 43-46. ISSN 1867-299X

Bovens, Luc and Fleurbaey, Marc (2012) Evaluating life or death prospects Economics and Philosophy, 28 (02). 217-249. ISSN 0266-2671

2011

Bovens, Luc (2011) A Lockean defence of grandfathering emission rights In: Arnold, Denis G., (ed.) The Ethics of Global Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, 124-144. ISBN 9781107000698

Beisbart, Claus and Bovens, Luc (2011) Equalising constituency sizes is likely to reduce the electoral bias in favour of Labour but only minimally so: much of the bias is likely to remain because it is due to other factors such as turnout and vote distribution. British Politics and Policy at LSE (2 Dec 2011) Blog entry

Bovens, Luc and Beisbart, Claus (2011) Measuring voting power for dependent voters through causal models Synthese, 179 (1). 35-56. ISSN 0039-7857

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2011) Bets on hats: on Dutch books against groups, degrees of belief as betting rates, and group-reflection Episteme, 8 (3). 281-300. ISSN 1742-3600

2010

Bovens, Luc and Cartwright, Nancy (2010) Measuring the impact of philosophy House of Commons, London, UK.

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2010) Democratic answers to complex questions: an epistemic perspective In: Sintonen, Matti, (ed.) The Socratic Tradition: Questioning as Philosophy and as Method. Texts in philosophy (10). College Publications, London, UK, 223-251. ISBN 9781904987642

Bovens, Luc (2010) Nudges and cultural variance: a note on Selinger and Whyte Knowledge, Technology and Policy, 23 (3-4). 483-486. ISSN 0897-1986

Bovens, Luc (2010) Judy Benjamin is a Sleeping Beauty Analysis, 70 (1). 23. ISSN 0003-2638

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2010) The puzzle of the hats Synthese, 172 (1). 57-78. ISSN 1573-0964

Bovens, Luc and Ferreira, José Luis (2010) Monty Hall drives a wedge between Judy Benjamin and the Sleeping Beauty: a reply to Bovens Analysis, 70 (3). 473-481. ISSN 0003-2638

2009

Bovens, Luc (2009) Interview In: Hájek, Alan and Hendricks , Vincent F., (eds.) Probability and Statistics: 5 Questions. Automatic Press, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 8792130054

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2009) A Dutch book for group decision-making? In: Löwe, Benedikt and Pacuit, Eric and Romeijn, Jan-Willem, (eds.) Foundations of the Formal Sciences Vi: Probabilistic Reasoning and Reasoning With Probabilities. Studies in Logic (16). College Publications, London, UK, 91-101. ISBN 9781904987154

Bovens, Luc (2009) The ethics of nudge In: Grüne-Yanoff, Till and Hansson, Sven Ove, (eds.) Preference Change: Approaches From Philosophy, Economics and Psychology. Theory and decision library A (42). Springer, 207-219. ISBN 9789048125920

Bovens, Luc (2009) Can the Catholic Church agree to condom use by HIV-discordant couples? Journal of Medical Ethics, 35 (12). 743-746. ISSN 0306-6800

Bovens, Luc (2009) Must I be forgiven? Analysis, 69 (2). 227. ISSN 0003-2638

2008

Bovens, Luc (2008) Interview In: Hendricks, Vincent F. and Pritchard, Duncan, (eds.) Epistemology: 5 Questions. Automatic Press, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISBN 8792130070

Bovens, Luc (2008) Vergiffenis in Elsschots Het Been—Boorman vs. Laarmans Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Wijsbegeerte, 4. ISSN 0002-5275

Bovens, Luc (2008) XII-Apologies Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 108 (1pt3). 219-239. ISSN 0066-7374

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2008) Welfare, voting and the constitution of a federal assembly In: Galavotti, Maria Carla and Scazzieri, Roberto and Suppes, Patrick, (eds.) Reasoning, Rationality and Probability. Centre for the Study of Language and Information. ISBN 9781575865577

Bovens, Luc and Beisbart, Claus (2008) How should the weights be set in a federal assembly?: a welfarist argument from cartel formation In: Bohse, Helen and Walter, Sven, (eds.) Selected Papers From Gap 6: Philosophy, Foundations and Applications: Sixth International Conference of the Society for Analytic. Perspectives in analytical philosophy . Mentis Verlag, Paderborn. ISBN 9783897855892

Beisbart, Claus and Bovens, Luc (2008) A power measure analysis of Amendment 36 in Colorado Public Choice, 134 (3-4). 231-246. ISSN 0048-5829

2007

Beisbart, Claus and Bovens, Luc (2007) Welfarist evaluations of decision rules for boards of representatives Social Choice and Welfare, 29 (4). 581-608. ISSN 0176-1714

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2007) Special issue on Bayesian epistemology edited by L. Bovens and S. Hartmann Synthese, 156 (3). ISSN 0039-7857

Bovens, Luc and Beisbart, C (2007) Factions in Rousseau's Du Contrat Social and Federal Representation Analysis, 67 (293). 12-20. ISSN 0003-2638

Beisbart, Claus and Bovens, Luc (2007) Welfarist evaluations of decision rules for boards of representatives Social Choice and Welfare, 29 (4). 581-608. ISSN 0176-1714

2006

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2006) Bayesianische erkenntnistheorie Mentis, Paderborn, Germany. ISBN 9783897850675

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan, eds (2006) Nancy Cartwright's philosophy of science Routledge studies in the philosophy of science. Routledge. ISBN 9780415386005

Bovens, Luc (2006) The rhythm method and embryonic death Journal of Medical Ethics, 32 (6). 355-356. ISSN 0306-6800

Bovens, Luc (2006) The doctrinal paradox and the mixed-motivation problem Analysis, 66 (289). 35-38. ISSN 0003-2638

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2006) An impossibility result for coherence rankings Philosophical Studies, 128 (1). 77-91. ISSN 0031-8116

Bovens, Luc (2006) Four brides for twelve brothers: how to Dutch book a group of fully rational players In: Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni and Petersson, Björn and Josefsson, Jonas and Egonsson, Dan, (eds.) Hommage a Wlodek: Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz. Lund University.

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2006) Democratic answers to complex questions: an epistemic perspective Synthese, 150 (1). 131-153. ISSN 0039-7857

2005

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2005) The doctrinal paradox Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor de Wijsbegeerte, 79. 60-76. ISSN 0002-5275

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2005) De doctrinale paradox Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor de Wijsbegeerte, 97 (1). 60-76. ISSN 0002-5275

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2005) Why there cannot be a single probabilistic measure of coherence Erkenntnis, 63 (3). 361-374. ISSN 0165-0106

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2005) Coherence and the role of specificity: A response to Meijs and Douven Mind, 114 (454). 365-369. ISSN 0026-4423

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan and Beisbart, Claus (2005) A utilitarian assessment of alternative decision rules in the Council of Ministers European Union Politics, 6 (4). 395-418. ISSN 1465-1165

2004

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2004) Bayesian epistemology Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0199269750

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2004) Democracy and argument: tracking truth in complex social decisions In: van Aaken, Anne and List, Christian and Luetge, Christophe, (eds.) Deliberation and Decision: Economics, Constitutional Theory, and Deliberative Democracy. Law, ethics and economics. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 143-157. ISBN 9780754623588

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2004) Complex collective decisions: an epistemic perspective Associations: Journal for Social and Legal Theory, 7. ISSN 0949-7722

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2004) Voting procedures for complex collective decisions: an epistemic perspective Ratio Juris, 17 (2). 241-258. ISSN 0952-1917

2003

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2003) Solving the riddle of coherence Mind, 112 (448). 601-633. ISSN 0026-4423

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2003) Bayesian networks in philosophy In: Lowe, Benedikt and Malzkorn, Wolfgang and Räsch, Thoralf, (eds.) Foundations of the Formal Sciences Ii: Applications of Mathematical Logic in Philosophy and Linguistics. Trends in logic (17). Springer, Dordrecht, 39-46. ISBN 9781402011542

2002

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2002) Demokrati och komplexa beslut – omigen Tidskrift FöR Politisk Filosofi, 2002 (3). 52-56. ISSN 1402-2710

Bovens, Luc and Olsson, Erik J. (2002) Believing more, risking less: on coherence, truth and non-trivial extensions Erkenntnis, 57 (2). 137-150. ISSN 1572-8420

Bovens, Luc and Leeds, Stephen (2002) The epistemology of social facts: the evidential value of personal experience versus testimony In: Meggle, Georg, (ed.) Social Facts and Collective Intentionality. Philosophische Forschung / Philosophical research (1). Dr. Haensel-Hohenhausen, Frankfurt A.M, 43-51. ISBN 9783826700286

Bovens, Luc and Fitelson, Branden and Hartmann, Stephan and Snyder, Josh (2002) Too odd (not) to be true? A reply to Olsson British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 53 (4). 539-563. ISSN 0007-0882

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2002) Bayesian networks and the problem of unreliable instruments Philosophy of Science, 69 (1). 29-72. ISSN 0031-8248

2001

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2001) Demokrati och komplexa beslut: omigen Tidskrift FöR Politisk Filosofi, 2001 (3).

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2001) Demokratisk och komplexa beslut: omigen Tidskrift FöR Politisk Filosofi, 2001 (3). ISSN 1402-2710

Bovens, Luc and Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2001) Demokratisk argumentation: om juryteoremets tillaempning paa komplexa kollektiva beslut Tidskrift FöR Politisk Filosofi, 2001 (1).

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2001) Belief expansion, contextual fit and the reliability of information sources In: Akman, Varol, (ed.) Modeling and Using Context. Lecture notes in computer science. Springer, Berlin, 421-424. ISBN 9783540423799

Hartmann, Stephan and Bovens, Luc (2001) How to expand your beliefs in an uncertain world: a probabilistic model In: Kern-Isberner, Gabriele and Lukasiewicz, Thomas and Weydert, Emil, (eds.) Ki-2001 Workshop: Uncertainty in Artificial Intellligence. Informatik-berichte (8/2001). FernUniversität, Hagen.

Hartmann, Stephan and Bovens, Luc (2001) A probabilistic theory of the coherence of an information set In: Argument and Analysis: a Selection of Papers Contributed to the Sections of the 4th International Congress of the Society for An. Society for Analytic Philosophy.

Bovens, Luc (2001) Book review: Equilibrium and rationality: game theory revised by decision rules Mind, 110 (437). 288-292. ISSN 0026-4423

2000

Bovens, Luc and Hartmann, Stephan (2000) Coherence, belief expansion and Bayesian networks In: Baral, Chitta and Truszczynski, Mirek, (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning: Nmr'2000. International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning.

Bovens, L. and Olsson, E. J. (2000) Coherentism, reliability and Bayesian networks Mind, 109 (436). 685-719. ISSN 0026-4423

1999

Bovens, Luc (1999) The value of hope Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 59. 667-681. ISSN 0031-8205

Bovens, Luc and Drai, Dalia (1999) Supervenience and moral realsim Philosophia, 27 (1-2). 241-245. ISSN 0048-3893

Bovens, Luc (1999) Authenticity in Kurosawa The Journal of Value Inquiry, 33 (2). 227-237. ISSN 0022-5363

Bovens, Luc (1999) The two faces of akratics anonymous Analysis, 59 (4). 230-236. ISSN 0003-2638

Bovens, Luc (1999) Do beliefs supervene on degrees of confidence In: Meijers , Anthonie W. M., (ed.) Belief, Cognition, and the Will. Studies in general philosophy of science (6). Tilburg University Press, Tilburg, Netherlands, 27-40. ISBN 9789036197304

Hawthorne, John and Bovens, Luc (1999) The preface, the lottery, and the logic of belief Mind, 108 (430). 241-264. ISSN 0026-4423

1998

Bovens, Luc (1998) Moral luck, photojournalism and pornography The Journal of Value Inquiry, 32. 205-217. ISSN 0022-5363

Bovens, Luc (1998) Sequential counterfactuals, cotenability and temporal becoming Philosophical Studies, 90 (1). 79-101. ISSN 0031-8116

1997

Bovens, Luc (1997) Sequential counterfactuals, cotenability and temporal becoming In: Childress, Timothy and Kolar , Petr and Svoboda, Vladimir, (eds.) Logica '96 : Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium. Filosofia, Prague, Czech Republic, 41-53. ISBN 9788070070932

Bovens, Luc (1997) The backward induction argument for the finite iterated prisoner's dilemma and the surprise exam paradox Analysis, 57 (3). 179-186. ISSN 0003-2638

1995

Bovens, Luc (1995) The intentional acquisition of mental states Philosophy and Phenomenological Research , 55 (4). 821-840. ISSN 1933-1592

Bovens, Luc (1995) P and i will believe that not-p": diachronic constraints on rational belief Mind, 104 (416). 737-760. ISSN 0026-4423

Bovens, Luc (1995) The future variant of Moore's paradox In: Hintikka, Jaakko and Puhl, Klaus, (eds.) The British Tradition in 20th Century Philosophy: Proceedings of the 17th International Wittgenstein-Symposium, 14th to 21th Aug. Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 9783209018816

1994

Bovens, Luc (1994) Principles of supervenience Journal of Symbolic Logic, 59 (1). 346-347. ISSN 0022-4812

Bovens, Luc (1994) Coherence arguments and cyclical moral rankings Philosophical Studies, 74 (3). 369-384. ISSN 0031-8116

Bovens, Luc (1994) Principles of supervenience Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 72 (3). 294-301. ISSN 0004-8402

Bovens, Luc (1994) Rawls on mutual disinterest and Hume's subjective circumstances of justice Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, 80. 203-207. ISSN 0001-2343

Bovens, Luc (1994) Book review: Hausman, D. M. essays on philosophy and economic methodology Review of Metaphysics, 47. 818-820. ISSN 0034-6632

1993

Bovens, Luc (1993) Contextual pluralism and the libertarian paradox Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, 79. 188-197. ISSN 0001-2343

Bovens, Luc (1993) Book note: Danielson, P. artificial morality: virtuous robots for virtual games Political Studies, 41. 719. ISSN 2041-9066

1992

Bovens, Luc (1992) Sour grapes and character planning Journal of Philosophy, 84. 57-78. ISSN 0022-362X

1991

Bovens, Luc (1991) Affirmative action - a Polish example? The Center for Values and Social Policy, Colorado, Canada.

1989

Bovens, Luc (1989) Situationist charges versus personologist defenses and the issue of skills In: Dillon, Ronna F. and Pellegrino, James W., (eds.) Testing: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives. Greenwood Press, 199-217. ISBN 9780275927592

Bovens, Luc (1989) Can there be more than one set of categories? In: Funke , Gerhard and Seebohm, Thomas M., (eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth International Kant Congress. Current Continental Research Series. University Press of America, Washington, USA. ISBN 9780819174024

1988

Bovens, Luc (1988) Book review Theory and Decision, 24 (3). 289-293. ISSN 0040-5833

1987

Bovens, Luc (1987) On arguments from self-interest for the Nash solution and the Kalai egalitarian solution to the bargaining problem Theory and Decision, 23 (3). 231-260. ISSN 0040-5833


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