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

Apply Now: Associate Professorship in Philosophy

26 November 2021|

LSE Philosophy seeks applications for an Associate Professorship in Philosophy, to start 1 September 2022.

Apply Now: Assistant Professorship in Philosophy

26 November 2021|

LSE Philosophy seeks applications for an Assistant Professorship in Philosophy, to start 1 September 2022.

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    LSE Philosophy ranked first for Decision, Rational Choice and Game Theory

LSE Philosophy ranked first for Decision, Rational Choice and Game Theory

25 November 2021|

We’re very pleased to announce that we have been ranked among the top departments in the world for Decision, Rational Choice and Game Theory.

John D. Norton: The Material Theory of Induction

25 November 2021|

On 13 January, LSE Philosophy will host the launch of the first volume in the BSPS Open book series: The Material Theory of Induction, by John D. Norton.

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    Lisa Hecht (Stockholm): “Permissible Risk-Inclination in Other-regarding Choices”

Lisa Hecht (Stockholm): “Permissible Risk-Inclination in Other-regarding Choices”

24 November 2021|

 
Lisa Hecht (Stockholm): “Permissible Risk-Inclination in Other-regarding Choices”

Faced with two or more options, a decision-maker may choose a riskier option for herself even if this option does not maximize her expected utility. When it comes to other-regarding choices, it is less clear whether a decision-maker may permissibly choose a riskier option that does not maximize the expected […]

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    Dennis Dieks (Utrecht): “Identical quantum particles as distinguishable objects”

Dennis Dieks (Utrecht): “Identical quantum particles as distinguishable objects”

22 November 2021|

 
Dennis Dieks (Utrecht): “Identical quantum particles as distinguishable objects”

Particles in classical physics are individuals that can be distinguished by identifying physical properties. By contrast, in quantum mechanics the “received view” is that particles of the same kind (“identical particles”) cannot be distinguished in this way. This standard view is problematic, though: not only is it at odds […]

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    LSE Philosophy research leads to change in UK animal welfare law

LSE Philosophy research leads to change in UK animal welfare law

19 November 2021|

The scope of the UK’s Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill is to be extended to include octopuses, crabs and lobsters, in response to a report by LSE Philosophy’s Foundations of Animal Sentience project.

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    Probability and Reasoning: A Conference in Memory of Colin Howson (1945–2019)

Probability and Reasoning: A Conference in Memory of Colin Howson (1945–2019)

18 November 2021|

On 11 March 2022, this one-day event will celebrate the life and work of Colin Howson.

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    Wolfgang Schwarz (Edinburgh): “Believing Against the Evidence”

Wolfgang Schwarz (Edinburgh): “Believing Against the Evidence”

10 November 2021|

 
Wolfgang Schwarz (Edinburgh): “Believing Against the Evidence”

I will look at cases in which a proposition is supported by an agent’s evidence at an earlier time but not by their evidence at a later time, even though the agent does not receive any new information that is relevant to the proposition. In such a case, I argue, the […]

Out of the Vat #10 – Ann-Sophie Barwich

10 November 2021|

Ann-Sophie Barwich is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University Bloomington, specialising in the philosophy of olfaction. In this episode we talk to Ann-Sophie about smell, Star Trek and the German punk band Die Toten Hosen…