I came to the LSE after a parallel career as a development economist and a junior instructor in philosophy of economics. Before coming to London, I have studied economics for several years (undergraduate and master) and have taken many courses in philosophy of science and moral philosophy. As many people with similar backgrounds know well, these two branches of […]
I am an economist. I hold a B.A. and M.A. in economics and this year I will be starting my Ph.D. studies in economics at UC Berkeley. Yet I spent last year studying philosophy (M.Sc. in Philosophy of the Social Sciences) at the LSE.
Many people ask me why have I decided to study philosophy whereas I want to work […]
I chose the MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences offered by LSE because I wanted to understand what distinguishes a scientific description of the world from a non-scientific one. The exposure I received to various approaches to scientific explanation in social disciplines such as economics and sociology was more thorough and deep than I could ever have expected.
Studying the MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences has been a truly rewarding and magnificent experience for me. I joined LSE, with a background in philosophy which was very historical. Studying my master at LSE helped me tremendously to get to the cutting edge of analytical philosophy and understand what is currently debated, something which I felt I […]
Joining the LSE in order to pursue the MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences has not only been a challenging, inspiring, and deeply enriching experience, but also an excellent preparation for my subsequent doctoral studies. The combination of coursework and individual research within the MSc programme has enabled me to gain knowledge and insights into a wide array […]
My time at the LSE was an amazingly stimulating and fruitful period, both academically and personally. Professionally, before the LSE, I had been doing International development work with the US Peace Corps in Azerbaijan. The LSE provided a forum wherein I could develop and crystallize my own thinking about the logic- and limits- of international development and human rights […]
I joined the LSE MSc programme in Philosophy of the Social Sciences because I believed the programme was a unique opportunity to learn how to use philosophical tools to criticise and strengthen economic theory. After graduating I can honestly say that I was right; but I can also add that studying at LSE gave me a lot more than […]
I took the MSc Philosophy of the Social Sciences at LSE in 2009/10 and I must say that I really enjoyed it. My class was full of inspiring fellow students and the relationship with the teachers was very good. Besides reading a lot of the giants’ works in philosophy, the course itself is very good to train one’s analytical […]
I am currently a PhD candidate in the Behavioral Decision Research division of Carnegie Mellon University’s Social and Decision Science department; as a practitioner of social science, I can confidently attest to the value of the LSE’s MSc. in philosophy of the social sciences.
While my experience at the LSE has contributed to my development as […]
I am currently doing a MPhil in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, with the intention of staying on for the PhD. In 2007, after finishing my BA in Philosophy at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) I decided to continue my studies with a masters. Since I am strongly interested in issues of the philosophy of the […]