Moral and Political Philosophy

Moral Mathematics: an interview with Campbell Brown

1 November 2016|

Campbell Brown is one of the most recent additions to our faculty. We thought we’d welcome him to the Department with some questions.

Fair Shares and Degrees of Inequality

22 September 2016|

What does justice demand of individuals in an unjust society? Chris Marshall considers the personal implications of distributive justice.

Why is doping wrong anyway?

17 August 2016|

Most sports ban certain performance-enhancing drugs and penalise those who use them. But is the use of these drugs morally wrong? Heather Dyke looks at the ethics of doping.

Towards a fairer distribution of refugees

28 April 2016|

With the current refugee crisis showing no sign of abating, a fair and efficient method for distributing people to different countries is urgently needed. In this post, Philippe van Basshuysen looks at matching systems.

London under Attack

12 February 2016|

Susanne Burri explores some of the moral complexities of the WWII bombings.

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    What should be expected from the forthcoming climate negotiations?

What should be expected from the forthcoming climate negotiations?

27 November 2015|

With the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference coming up, Eric Brandstedt asks what we should expect from the talks and considers the relationship between ethical and political perspectives on the climate change debate.

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    New LSE Philosophy Video: Alex Voorhoeve on Universal Health Coverage

New LSE Philosophy Video: Alex Voorhoeve on Universal Health Coverage

18 November 2015|

In our latest video, Dr Alex Voorhoeve discusses utilitarianism, egalitarianism and the path to Universal Health Coverage.

Stefan Schubert and ClearerThinking’s Fact-Checking 2.0

26 October 2015|

The US presidential campaign is under way and to help voters see past the rhetoric, Stefan Schubert has used a tool developed by ClearerThinking.org to highlight fallacious reasoning and factual inaccuracies in the debates.

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    Nudging the pub: a change in choice architecture can help pub-goers drink less

Nudging the pub: a change in choice architecture can help pub-goers drink less

22 September 2015|

A proposal to help British breweries and pubs promote responsible drinking, by Luc Bovens.

Why Artificial Intelligence Weapons are so scary

14 August 2015|

In a recent article in The Atlantic, LSE philosopher of science Bryan W. Roberts argues that humans are what make AI weapons so scary.