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    LSE Philosophy ranked first for Decision, Rational Choice and Game Theory

LSE Philosophy ranked first for Decision, Rational Choice and Game Theory

25 November 2021|

We’re very pleased to announce that we have been ranked among the top departments in the world for Decision, Rational Choice and Game Theory.

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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.

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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.

Anya Plutynski wins the 2021 Lakatos Award

19 May 2021|

LSE is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Lakatos Award.

Can beliefs be morally wrong?

4 May 2021|

It’s clear that beliefs can be wrong about the way the world is, but can they also be wrong in a moral sense? Lewis Ross looks at the moral status of belief.

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    Science and policy in extremis, part 2: the limits of SAGE’s neutrality and independence

Science and policy in extremis, part 2: the limits of SAGE’s neutrality and independence

20 April 2021|

Scientific advice cannot be completely neutral or independent, says Jonathan Birch. But records from autumn 2020 suggest that the Cabinet Office leant on SAGE to build in optimistic assumptions about the government’s ability to control the pandemic.