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
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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, […]

Philosophy and Neurodiversity

2 March 2022|

What is neurodiversity, and what does it mean for philosophy? Sam Crutcher explores how “divergent worldviews” shape philosophical insight and discussion.

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    Jessica Keiser (Leeds): “Linguistic Conventions and Language Change”

Jessica Keiser (Leeds): “Linguistic Conventions and Language Change”

8 February 2022|

 

 
Jessica Keiser (Leeds): “Linguistic Conventions and Language Change”

I argue that data about language change casts doubt on the following two theses of the Lewisian metasemantic picture: that the essential function of language is communication, and that people share a language in virtue of a common interest (namely, to achieve that particular function). I propose a novel metasemantic […]

The devil’s in the framing: language and bias

8 February 2022|

How we say things can be as important as what we say. In this post, Ella Whiteley explores the “framing effect” and its implications for discussions of sex and gender.

Imre Lakatos Centenary Conference

3 February 2022|

On 3 & 4 November 2022, this conference will celebrate the life and work of Imre Lakatos, a central figure in the history of LSE Philosophy, on the centenary of his birth.

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    Jonathan Parry awarded ERC starting grant for new 5-year research project

Jonathan Parry awarded ERC starting grant for new 5-year research project

27 January 2022|

We’re pleased to announce that Jonathan Parry has been awarded an ERC starting grant for his 5-year project, “Not in my name: The ethics of acting for others”.

The dangers of single metric accounting in public policy

26 January 2022|

How should policy-makers measure the impact of far-reaching policies? Johanna Thoma looks at some of the issues involved in relying on a single metric.

9th LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference

26 January 2022|

The 9th annual LSE-Bayreuth Student Philosophy Conference will take place 5-6 May 2022 online via Zoom, hosted by LSE

Apply now: LSE Fellowship in Philosophy

25 January 2022|

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

How to respond to Omicron: lessons from Alpha

7 December 2021|

When advisors warned of “significant concerns” about the Alpha variant, the UK government acted quickly. But suspicions about Alpha’s greater transmissibility were first noted a week earlier. Jonathan Birch suggests that when the stakes are so high, even low confidence in a particular outcome can be enough to justify policy interventions.