Ewan Rodgers

About Ewan Rodgers

Communications and Marketing Manager, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science. E.D.Rodgers@lse.ac.uk

Out of the Vat #8 – David Papineau

10 November 2020|

David Papineau is Professor of Philosophy of Science at King’s College London. In this episode, David discusses causes and correlations, worrying about branching universes, and the problem with ‘brilliance’…

The mind-body problem

3 November 2020|

What’s really at stake in the mind-body debate? Jonathan Birch looks at some of the explanatory differences in approaches to the metaphysics of consciousness.

Apply Now: LSE Fellowship in philosophy

30 October 2020|

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks applications for a one-year LSE Fellowship in philosophy, to start 1 January 2021. The deadline for applications is Sunday 29 November.

Apply now for 2021/22

27 October 2020|

Applications for our world-leading MSc and MPhil/PhD programmes are open. Programmes start Autumn 2021.

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    Lives v livelihoods: Evaluating policies to address COVID-19

Lives v livelihoods: Evaluating policies to address COVID-19

21 October 2020|

Policies that suppress or control COVID-19 prevent illness and save lives, but exact an economic toll. How should we balance lives and livelihoods to determine which policy is best? Richard Bradley, Alex Voorhoeve et al. compare benefit-cost and social welfare approaches to the pandemic.

Liam Kofi Bright awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize

20 October 2020|

We’re very pleased to announce that Liam Kofi Bright has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize

LSE Philosophy welcomes Christina Easton

15 October 2020|

We’re pleased to welcome Christina Easton to the Department as a new LSE Fellow.

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    Aron Vallinder (Forethought Foundation, Oxford): “The Evidentialist’s Wager”

Aron Vallinder (Forethought Foundation, Oxford): “The Evidentialist’s Wager”

7 October 2020|

 

Aron Vallinder (Forethought Foundation, Oxford): “The Evidentialist’s Wager”

Suppose that an altruistic and morally motivated agent who is uncertain between evidential decision theory (EDT) and causal decision theory (CDT) finds herself in a situation in which the two theories give conflicting verdicts. We argue that even if she has significantly higher credence in CDT, she should nevertheless act […]

G. E. Moore’s hands vs. radical scepticism

29 September 2020|

Do we need to prove that we’re not living in a computer simulation? Jonathan Birch looks at G. E. Moore’s famous argument against scepticism.

BSc Orientation Video 2020/21

21 September 2020|