Why did you choose LSE and the programme?
The philosophy department at the LSE has some of the best philosophers of our time and is renowned for its rich historical contribution to philosophy of science since founded by Sir Carl Popper. I am fascinated by socially and culturally relevant research of philosophy of science, LSE and its philosophy department have a great advantage in this aspect given the university’s strong focus on the social sciences.
Which aspect of your studies was the most beneficial for your professional as well as personal development?
The modules of my course were very intellectually stimulating and horizon-broadening. I benefited greatly from the discussion in the seminars, with the professors and fellow students from all over the world. They helped and inspired me to develop a more mature and well-rounded approach to my research and encouraged me to pursue a PhD degree.
What is your fondest memory of your time here?
My fondest memories of my time at the LSE were absolutely about the people. The philosophy faculty are some of the sharpest minds I have met in my life, but they were also the most down-to-earth, humorous, and supportive mentors and friends. Although my cohort unfortunately experienced the lockdowns, our supervisor Prof Roman Frigg held coffee chats online and offline to help us connect with each other. Prof Frigg, my thesis supervisor Dr Marius Backmann, the module lecturers and my friends at the LSE offered me great patience and support throughout my studies. It was truly a pleasure of mine to have studied with them.
Why would you recommend studying at LSE and the Philosophy department in particular?
I would highly recommend studying at LSE as a graduate student in philosophy of science/ social sciences, especially for those who are enthusiastic about gaining insights into the current state of the world and passionate or concerned about the future of humanity. There is a wide range of modules to choose from that will suit a variety of interests in philosophy of natural science and social science, as well as interdisciplinary studies. It also equips you with the qualities and visions to produce socially aware and future-responsible research in philosophy.
Your LSE experience in your own words
It was a wonderful experience despite COVID and the lockdowns.