The 2018 LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference took place 4–5 May at the University of Bayreuth in Southern Germany.

The annual LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy conference is hosted, alternately, by LSE Philosophy and by the University of Bayreuth’s Philosophy & Economics Programme. The 2-day event provides students with an excellent opportunity to present their work and engage with both peers and faculty in a professional academic setting. For many of our students this is the ideal chance to flex their intellectual muscles in preparation for a career in philosophy.

At this year’s conference, students from both universities presented on a broad range of topics, from philosophy of mind to the philosophy of physics and from political philosophy to epistemology. All papers from the conference will be preserved for posterity when they’re published in the LSE student philosophy journal, Rerum Causae, later this year.

A huge thanks to all the students and staff who made this year’s conference such a success and to the University of Bayreuth for being such great hosts!


The conference was a great experience; not only was I incredibly impressed by the quality of the talks, but the range of topics they covered was also wonderful. Coupled with the friendly atmosphere (and not to mention a fair amount of sunshine) this made for a really good weekend.

— Emma Curran, 3rd year BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method student


A few photos…