Professor Kai Spiekermann

Professor Kai Spiekermann

Professor of Political Philosophy

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 4.26
Office Hours
Wednesdays 14:20 - 16:20
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Key Expertise
Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Social Epistemology

About me

Kai Spiekermann is Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. Among his research interests are normative and positive political theory, philosophy of the social sciences, social epistemology and environmental change. He is particularly interested in applying formal methods, computational simulations, and experiments to problems in political philosophy. His recent publications have focused on mechanisms of norm avoidance, strategic ignorance and moral knowledge, on information aggregation, jury theorems and epistemic democracy, and on reductionism and holism in the social sciences.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of the social sciences
  • Normative and positive questions of moral theory and political philosophy
  • Game theory and its philosophical applications
  • Social epistemology; environmental change

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV262: Contemporary Political Theory
  • GV4H4: Foundations of Political Theory
  • GV4H5: The Politics and Philosophy of Environmental Change
  • GV5X1: Research Design in Political Science
  • GV316: Advanced Issues in Applied Political Theory