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

Nicholas Makins awarded John Watkins Memorial Prize

12 August 2021|

We’re pleased to announce that PhD student Nick Makins has been awarded the 2020/21 John Watkins Memorial Prize.

Out of the Vat #9 – Lucy Campbell

10 August 2021|

Lucy Campbell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, specialising in epistemology and philosophy of mind. In this episode, we talk to Lucy about self-knowledge, sheepdogs, and pinhole photography…

Natural Kinds in the Mind

30 July 2021|

On 5–6 September 2022, this conference will bring together international researchers working in philosophy of science to examine the “natural kind approach” to mental phenomena.

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    Christina Easton awarded British Academy Fellowship to investigate tolerance in the classroom

Christina Easton awarded British Academy Fellowship to investigate tolerance in the classroom

2 July 2021|

We’re pleased to announce that Christina Easton has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the British Academy for her new research project, Opening minds: A new analysis of tolerance for the classroom.

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    Statins and CVD (Cardio-Vascular Disease): Now It’s Personal!

Statins and CVD (Cardio-Vascular Disease): Now It’s Personal!

29 June 2021|

What does the evidence say about the effectiveness of statins and about the balance between effectiveness and possible adverse side-effects? John Worrall – a long-time analyst of evidence in medicine – has recently had personal reason to reconsider these questions.

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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.