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    New LSE Philosophy Publication: “Models and Theories” by Roman Frigg

New LSE Philosophy Publication: “Models and Theories” by Roman Frigg

27 June 2022|

The new book “Models and Theories – A Philosophical Inquiry” by LSE Philosophy Professor Roman Frigg has now been published

Models and theories are of central importance in science, and scientists spend substantial amounts of time building, testing, comparing and revising models and theories. It is therefore not surprising that the nature of scientific models and theories has been […]

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    Do Octopuses Have Feelings? The Question of Animal Sentience

Do Octopuses Have Feelings? The Question of Animal Sentience

24 June 2022|

To be sentient is to have positive or negative experiences, such as experiences of pain, pleasure, comfort, warmth, hunger, anxiety or joy. Humans are sentient, but are we alone?

This is one of the many questions the expert panel discussed during the LSE Festival 2022. Title of the talk: “Do Octopuses Have Feelings? The Question of Animal Sentience”

Speakers:
Jonathan Birch, […]

Announcement: LSE Fellows 2022

21 June 2022|

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method has selected three new LSE Fellows to start in September 2022.

About the new Fellows:

Dr. Wesley Wrigley will be joining from the University of Oxford to take up a one-year LSE Fellowship to support teaching in Logic and the Philosophy of Science.

Dr. Thomas Ferretti, who has already been teaching at […]

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    LSE ranked 2nd for Philosophy in the Complete University Guide 2022

LSE ranked 2nd for Philosophy in the Complete University Guide 2022

16 June 2022|

LSE Philosophy has been ranked 2nd in the country in The Complete University Guide 2022.

The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education. The guide ranks the country’s top universities in 74 individual subject areas and is published annually.

We are pleased to announce that we were able to improve our ranking […]

The dangers of single metric accounting in public policy

26 January 2022|

How should policy-makers measure the impact of far-reaching policies? Johanna Thoma looks at some of the issues involved in relying on a single metric.

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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.

Apply now for 2022/23

20 October 2021|

Applications for our world-leading MSc and MPhil/PhD programmes are now open! Programmes start Autumn 2022.

LSE Philosophy ranked 4th in the UK

14 September 2021|

We’re very pleased to announce that LSE has been ranked 4th in the UK for philosophy in the 2022 Guardian University Guide, climbing from 15th in the UK in the 2021 Guide.

Professor Alex Voorhoeve becomes Head of LSE Philosophy

6 September 2021|

We’re pleased to welcome Professor Alex Voorhoeve as our new Head of Department.

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    LSE Philosophy welcomes Eilidh Beaton, Adam Lovett and Tena Thau

LSE Philosophy welcomes Eilidh Beaton, Adam Lovett and Tena Thau

19 August 2021|

We’re pleased to welcome Eilidh Beaton, Adam Lovett and Tena Thau to the Department as new LSE Fellows.