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    LSE Philosophy ranked number 1 for Philosophy in the Complete University Guide 2025

LSE Philosophy ranked number 1 for Philosophy in the Complete University Guide 2025

28 May 2024|

We are happy to announce that LSE Philosophy is now ranked number 1 in the UK for Philosophy.

The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education. The guide ranks the Uk’s top universities in 74 individual subject areas and is published annually.

Link to the full ranking.

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    Studying through adversity: how equity, diversity and inclusion works at LSE

Studying through adversity: how equity, diversity and inclusion works at LSE

28 May 2024|

LSE Philosophy MSc student James Rice has written a blog article for the LSE Student Blog sharing his experience at the Department.

In the latest LSE student blog article ‘Studying through adversity: how equity, diversity and inclusion works at LSE’, MSc student James Rice shares his experience when experiencing personal challenges at the Department and the School. He explains […]

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    Who should make the decisions that affect people with dementia?

Who should make the decisions that affect people with dementia?

28 May 2024|

LSE has published their latest edition of ‘Research for the World’ online magazine, including an article by LSE Philosophy Professor Anna Mahtani.

Who should make the decisions that affect people with dementia? LSE Philosophy Professor Anna Mahtani argues that advanced directives can help with decision-making for both those experiencing and those caring for someone with dementia.

Philosophy Live with Ali Boyle: Video online!

21 May 2024|

The recording of the ‘Philosophy Live’ panel ‘Living in the past: exploring memory in humans, animals, and artificial agents’ is now online on YouTube.

Why live in the past? Humans reminisce and remember past events, even ‘replaying’ them in the mind’s eye. But why not just live in the moment? What’s the point in devoting mental resources to storing […]

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    Names that contain multitudes – Why policymakers should care about objects of credence

Names that contain multitudes – Why policymakers should care about objects of credence

20 May 2024|

How individuals and groups are named and designated is inextricably linked to the expected outcomes of policy decisions aimed at influencing them. Discussing her recent work on these ‘objects of credence’, LSE Philosophy Professor Anna Mahtani suggests that an attentiveness to the plurality of possible designators can help policymakers be more aware of the underlying choices inherent to […]

New Paper: Dynamically rational judgment aggregation

16 May 2024|

LSE Philosophy Visiting Professor Christian List has published his new paper ‘Dynamically rational judgment aggregation’ in Springer.

Abstract: Judgment-aggregation theory has always focused on the attainment of rational collective judgments. But so far, rationality has been understood in static terms: as coherence of judgments at a given time, defined as consistency, completeness, and/or deductive closure. This paper asks whether […]

Science–policy research collaborations need philosophers

15 May 2024|

LSE Philosophy Assistant Professor Remco Heesen and colleagues have now published their new paper ‘Science–policy research collaborations need philosophers’ in Nature Human Behaviour.

The project on “The Epistemology of Evidence-Based Policy: How Philosophy can facilitate the Science-Policy interface” was co-led by Anne Schwenkenbecher (Murdoch University), Remco Heesen (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Chad Hewitt (Murdoch University, […]

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    New Paper: Foundations for Knowledge-Based Decision Theories

New Paper: Foundations for Knowledge-Based Decision Theories

9 May 2024|

LSE Philosophy PhD student Ze’ev Goldschmidt has published his new paper ‘Foundations for Knowledge-Based Decision Theories’ in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Abstract: Several philosophers have proposed Knowledge-Based Decision Theories (KDTs)—theories that require agents to maximize expected utility as yielded by utility and probability functions that depend on the agent’s knowledge. Proponents of KDTs argue that such theories are […]

Lakatos Award Lecture 2024: Recording online!

9 May 2024|

The recording of the Lakatos Award Lecture by Michela Massimi is now available on YouTube.

Michela Massimi is a Professor of Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy, at the University of Edinburgh, affiliated with the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics. She works in the area of history and philosophy of science with a focus on the physical […]

New Book: The Philosophy of Legal Proof

9 May 2024|

LSE Philosophy Assistant Professor Lewis Ross has published his new book ‘The Philosophy of Legal Proof’ as part of the series ‘Elements in Philosophy of Law’ by Cambridge University Press.

Criminal courts make decisions that can remove the liberty and even life of those accused. Civil trials can cause the bankruptcy of companies employing thousands of people, asylum seekers […]