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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    Franz Dietrich (CNRS): “Dynamically Rational Judgment Aggregation”

Franz Dietrich (CNRS): “Dynamically Rational Judgment Aggregation”

25 June 2021|

 

 

Franz Dietrich (CNRS): “Dynamically Rational Judgment Aggregation”

A key goal in judgment aggregation theory has always been to make collective judgments rational. So far, rationality has been understood in purely static terms: as coherence of judgments at a given time, where ‘coherence’ could for instance mean consistency, or completeness, or deductive closure, or combinations thereof. By contrast, this […]

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    Franz Dietrich (PSE & CNRS) & Kai Spiekermann (LSE): “Does Deliberation Improve Voting Outcomes”

Franz Dietrich (PSE & CNRS) & Kai Spiekermann (LSE): “Does Deliberation Improve Voting Outcomes”

25 June 2021|

 

 

Franz Dietrich (PSE & CNRS) & Kai Spiekermann (LSE): “Does Deliberation Improve Voting Outcomes”

Does prior deliberation increase the epistemic quality of majority voting? This depends on whether the deliberators have private information to share (they are, in a certain sense, “diverse”) and on how the information is aggregated. Without prior deliberation, voting can display three epistemic failures: […]

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    Alex Voorhoeve & a team led by Norihito Sakamoto awarded grant for three-year research project on social welfare functions

Alex Voorhoeve & a team led by Norihito Sakamoto awarded grant for three-year research project on social welfare functions

18 June 2021|

We’re pleased to announce that Professor Alex Voorhoeve has been awarded a grant by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science for a three-year research project investigating the use of social welfare functions.

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    Sean A. Valles (Michigan State): “Housing security’s place in a ‘Culture of Health’: Lessons from the pandemic housing crises in the US and England”

Sean A. Valles (Michigan State): “Housing security’s place in a ‘Culture of Health’: Lessons from the pandemic housing crises in the US and England”

8 June 2021|

 
Sean A. Valles (Michigan State): “Housing security’s place in a ‘Culture of Health’: Lessons from the pandemic housing crises in the US and England”

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the US and England, it quickly proved to be particularly deadly for people experiencing homelessness. Soon afterward, the economic impacts of the pandemic began creating new housing security […]

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    How should artificial agents make risky choices on our behalf?

How should artificial agents make risky choices on our behalf?

8 June 2021|

Should artificial agents’ responses to difficult choices align with our own moral intuitions? Johanna Thoma considers the difficulties involved in programming machines to deal with risk, and how things look different from an aggregate point of view.

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    How studying the history and philosophy of RNA can help us understand COVID-19

How studying the history and philosophy of RNA can help us understand COVID-19

25 May 2021|

How can the philosophy of science help inform our response to COVID-19? Stephan Guttinger looks at the history and philosophy of ribonucleic acid (RNA), a central but often overlooked molecule in the story of the pandemic.

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    James Wills (LSE): “Classical Particle Indistinguishability, Precisely.”

James Wills (LSE): “Classical Particle Indistinguishability, Precisely.”

24 May 2021|

 
James Wills (LSE): “Classical Particle Indistinguishability, Precisely.”

I present an analysis of classical particle indistinguishability as ‘observational indistinguishability’ in a certain mathematically precise sense. I will argue that this leads to three interesting and welcome consequences in the foundations of statistical mechanics: (1) The identification and resolution of shortcomings in the ongoing debate concerning the solution to the […]

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    Alex Voorhoeve & Veronika Luptakova (LSE): “How Do People Balance Death Against Lesser Burdens?”

Alex Voorhoeve & Veronika Luptakova (LSE): “How Do People Balance Death Against Lesser Burdens?”

19 May 2021|

 
Alex Voorhoeve & Veronika Luptakova (LSE): “How Do People Balance Death Against Lesser Burdens?”

When the number of people one can save from harm is fixed and the difference in harm one can save people from is substantial, standard principles for health resource allocation prioritize by severity. Standard principles are also fully aggregative: one death can be outweighed […]

Anya Plutynski wins the 2021 Lakatos Award

19 May 2021|

LSE is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Lakatos Award.

Now Open: LSE Virtual Undergraduate Open Day

13 May 2021|

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