LSE Professor Jonathan Birch has published his latest paper ‘Medical AI, inductive risk and the communication of uncertainty: the case of disorders of consciousness’ in the Journal of Medical Ethics
How should we manage and communicate our uncertainty when a patient with a brain injury is unresponsive – and may or may not be conscious? In his new paper, […]
LSE Philosophy seeks to recruit one research student for a fully funded 4-year PhD degree, as part of the ‘Not in My Name!’ project. Applications close 15 January 2024.
The NIMN PhD Scholarship
The NINM project seeks to recruit one PhD student for a September 2024 start date.
The student should have an excellent undergraduate […]
We are happy to share a very special blog post by Ariana Razavi, winner of our LSE Philosophy Peace Prize 2023.
Introduction by Professor Jonathan Birch: It’s a pleasure to introduce winner of the LSE Philosophy Peace Prize, Ariana Razavi. The aim of the competition was to encourage students to reflect, in the form of a blog post, on […]
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been awarded a substantial grant from the Open Society Foundations for a multi-year, interdisciplinary research project on the idea, possibility and value of “Cohesive Capitalism”. Alex Voorhoeve (LSE Philosophy), Richard Bradley (LSE Philosophy) and Kai Spiekermann (LSE Government) will be part of the programme.
The interdisciplinary research project will […]
One of the key arguments in favour of an elected second chamber is that it would make the UK’s political system more democratic overall. However, an examination of the principles of representative democracy suggests that this is neither a necessary nor desirable reform for the House of Lords to fulfil its purpose, argues LSE Philosophy Fellow Adam Lovett.
LSE Philosophy PhD Student Lorenzo Sartori has been published his new paper ‘Models Organisms as Scientific Representations’ in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
About the paper: In this article, I argue that model organisms (MOs) function as representations of other organisms, in the same way in which scientific models function as representations of their targets. This […]
LSE Philosophy Professor and Head of Department Alex Voorhoeve has been appointed to the Bank of England and the UK Treasury’s Academic Advisory Group for the development of a “digital pound”, formally known as a Central Bank Digital Currency.
The group aims to encourage academic research and debate that is relevant to the development of the digital pound. The […]
LSE Professor Jonathan Birch wrote a review on Alexander Bird’s book ‘Knowing Science’. The review has been published in MIND.
In ‘Knowing Science’, Alexander Bird presents an epistemology of science that rejects empiricism and gives a central place to the concept of knowledge. Jonathan Birch weighs in on the side of the human element in his new review of […]
LSE Professor and animal sentience expert Jonathan Birch wrote a blog article on animal welfare in the UK for the LSE British Politics and Policy.
The UK has historically been a leader on the protection of animals but efforts have weakened over recent years. Jonathan Birch argues that the animal welfare impact of all policy decisions must be taken […]