War (Forum for Philosophy)

War scars human history and continues to mar lives across the globe. Is war part of human nature? Is it ever morally justified? And with the development of advanced weapon technologies, will future wars be more destructive than ever before? We bring together philosophers, a historian, and a cultural evolutionist to discuss the past, present and future of war and ask what, if anything, can be done to make war less likely.


Susanne Burri
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LSE
Michael Muthukrishna
Assistant Professor of Economic Psychology, LSE
Michael Robillard
Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Joseph Maiolo
Professor of International History, Department of War Studies, KCL

Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE


In association with the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE