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    A Virus Is Not a Thing, Part 3: What virology can tell us about philosophy

A Virus Is Not a Thing, Part 3: What virology can tell us about philosophy

25 August 2020|

How can findings in virology help answer ontological questions of process and substance? In the final post in this series, Stephan Guttinger looks at viral life cycles and the role of intrinsic properties.

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    How to assess the wellbeing impacts of COVID-19 policies: A brief for the T20 forum

How to assess the wellbeing impacts of COVID-19 policies: A brief for the T20 forum

14 August 2020|

Matthew Adler, Richard Bradley and Alex Voorhoeve, along with a number of other researchers, have written a policy brief on how to evaluate the wellbeing impacts of policies to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, to be presented at the Think20 forum later this year.

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    A Virus Is Not a Thing, Part 2: Do viruses jump? Process-thinking and the question of pandemics

A Virus Is Not a Thing, Part 2: Do viruses jump? Process-thinking and the question of pandemics

22 July 2020|

What happens when a virus crosses species? Stephan Guttinger looks at viral jumps and the origins of pandemics.

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    Out Now: Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Vol. 2

Out Now: Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Vol. 2

16 July 2020|

We’re pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of our undergraduate student journal, Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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    A Virus Is Not a Thing, Part 1: The case for a process view of viruses

A Virus Is Not a Thing, Part 1: The case for a process view of viruses

6 July 2020|

It seems natural to picture viruses as individual microscopic entities, but might there be another more accurate way to think about them? In the first of this three-part series, Stephan Guttinger presents the case for a process view of viruses.

Nicholas Shea wins the 2020 Lakatos Award

2 July 2020|

LSE is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Lakatos Award.

Keeping Close to Home: Communities and Contagion

16 June 2020|

What is the influence of community on public health? Katherine Furman considers some of the social aspects of the pandemic.

Now Open: LSE Virtual Undergraduate Open Day

3 June 2020|

Visit LSE’s Virtual Undergraduate Open Day pages now for all the information you need to apply to study with us in 2021, 2022 and beyond.

Immunity Testing: Our passport out of lockdown?

2 June 2020|

Immunity testing has been touted as one of the best ways to escape lockdown, but just how accurate will these tests have to be? Richard Bradley and Liam Kofi Bright look at inductive risk and policy-making during the pandemic.

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    Coronavirus and 5G towers: Why do people believe weird sh*t?

Coronavirus and 5G towers: Why do people believe weird sh*t?

19 May 2020|

With fake news and disinformation seemingly thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic, J. McKenzie Alexander looks at the epistemology and psychology of fringe beliefs.