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

LSE ranked 3rd for Philosophy in REF 2021

12 May 2022|

Our outstanding contributions to the field have been recognised by assessors in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework [REF].

LSE Philosophy welcomes Kieran Oberman

29 April 2022|

We’re pleased to welcome Kieran Oberman to the Department as a new Associate Professor.

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21 April 2022|

LSE Philosophy has been ranked 4th in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the highest ranking of any UK-based philosophy department.

Apply now: LSE Fellowship in Philosophy

6 April 2022|

LSE Philosophy seeks applications for a two-year LSE Fellowship in Philosophy, to start 1 September 2022.

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    Social norms, contractualism and public policy: How gender affects epidemiology

Social norms, contractualism and public policy: How gender affects epidemiology

29 March 2022|

How do social norms influence the effectiveness of public policy, and what are the moral, political and philosophical implications of taking social norms seriously? Elsa Kugelberg looks at the effect of gender norms on health policy.

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    Joe Roussos & Anandi Hattiangadi (Stockholm): “A Sceptical Puzzle for Bayesians”

Joe Roussos & Anandi Hattiangadi (Stockholm): “A Sceptical Puzzle for Bayesians”

23 March 2022|

 
Joe Roussos & Anandi Hattiangadi (Stockholm): “A Sceptical Puzzle for Bayesians”

Belief polarisation occurs when two agents’ posterior beliefs move farther away from one another with respect to the same proposition or set of propositions. Polarisation has traditionally been regarded as a failure of rationality, e.g., the result of cognitive biases influencing the belief states of at least […]

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    Margherita Harris (LSE): “Model Robustness: Schupbach’s Explanatory Account of Robustness Analysis to the Rescue?”

Margherita Harris (LSE): “Model Robustness: Schupbach’s Explanatory Account of Robustness Analysis to the Rescue?”

21 March 2022|

 

Margherita Harris (LSE): “Model Robustness: Schupbach’s Explanatory Account of Robustness Analysis to the Rescue?”

In science, obtaining a “robust” result is often seen as providing further support for a hypothesis. The Bayesian should have something to say about the logic underpinning this method of confirmation. Schupbach’s recent explanatory account (2018) of robustness analysis (RA) is a welcome attempt […]

Chloé de Canson (Groningen): “Why Subjectivism?”

16 March 2022|

Chloé de Canson (Groningen): “Why Subjectivism?”

Few philosophical positions are as unpopular as radical subjective Bayesianism. In this paper, I seek, if not to rehabilitate subjectivism, at least to show its critic what is attractive about the position. I argue that what is at stake in the subjectivism/anti- subjectivism debate is not, as is commonly thought, which norms […]

What else is ending and what is beginning?

16 March 2022|

What does the future hold for analytic and experimental philosophy? Petr Jedlička looks at current research methods and asks where the next generation of philosophers might lead us.

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    Patricia Rich (Bayreuth): “Knowledge in Real-World Contexts: Not Glamorous, but Indispensable”

Patricia Rich (Bayreuth): “Knowledge in Real-World Contexts: Not Glamorous, but Indispensable”

15 March 2022|

 

 
Patricia Rich (Bayreuth): “Knowledge in Real-World Contexts: Not Glamorous, but Indispensable”

During the past few decades, many epistemologists have argued for and contributed to a paradigm shift which repositions knowledge as the central concept in epistemology and the fundamental explanatory and normative force. For example, knowledge has been argued to provide the normative standard for assertion and action, […]