Moral and Political Philosophy

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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.

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    Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage

Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage

10 July 2015|

Countries around the world are setting out on the path to Universal Health Coverage but there are difficult choices to face along the way. Philosophy can help.

Facing difficult decisions: when to give priority and why

5 March 2015|

Some people believe that when facing difficult decisions we should give priority to those who are worst-off. In ‘Prioritarianism and the Measure of Utility’, Michael Otsuka argues that this is only true in some situations.