Philosophy Live: New event series of LSE Philosophy

30 September 2022|

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is launching the new event series ‘Philosophy Live’ at LSE.

We are pleased to announce that the department will be back with a public lectures series that brings big philosophical questions to the crowds. Each term, we will host up to three different lectures at LSE discussing day-to-day questions – inviting leading […]

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    2023 The Guardian University Guide: LSE Philosophy ranked 4th in the UK

2023 The Guardian University Guide: LSE Philosophy ranked 4th in the UK

29 September 2022|

We’re very pleased to announce that LSE has been ranked 4th in the UK for philosophy by the 2023 Guardian University Guide, securing its place from the previous year.

The annual Guardian University Guide provides overall rankings of UK universities as well as specific rankings in different subject areas. The guide ranks universities through eight different scores, which form a […]

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    Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics – New Issue now online!

Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics – New Issue now online!

28 September 2022|

We are pleased to announce that Volume 4 Issue 1 of our student journal ‘Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics’ is now online.

The journal ‘Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics’ publishes sharp, original, and interdisciplinary articles by students on LSE’s PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) degree. The journal engages with pressing questions of national and international policy that […]

LSE Academic Representatives Elections 2022

21 September 2022|

This year some departments will be electing their Academic Reps through the Students’ Union Website. On this page you will be able to nominate yourself and / or vote for your Academic Reps.

The Academic Representation Team at the LSESU is here to support you with the elections process. If you have any questions, please contact su.academicreps@lse.ac.uk.

Timeline

Nominations open: Monday […]

Open position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

16 September 2022|

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is searching for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

This appointment is due to commence from 1 September 2023.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 12 December 2022 (12:00 UK time). We are unable to accept late applications.

More information and link to the LSE job portal.

Welcome New Students!

13 September 2022|

We’re excited to welcome you to the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method! Tuesday 20 September marks the beginning of the Welcome week, which is your chance to meet the Department, get to know one another and get a taste of life at LSE before the serious (philosophical) work begins.

Here are the most important resources at a glance:

Welcome week […]

LSE Philosophy welcomes Remco Heesen

30 August 2022|

We’re pleased to welcome Remco Heesen to the Department, who joins us in September 2023 as a new Assistant Professor.

Remco Heesen is a philosopher of science specialising in the social epistemology of science, seeking to understand how the social structure of science contributes to (or detracts from) its epistemic success. He uses a combination of rational choice […]

LSE Philosophy Prizes 2022

25 August 2022|

We are pleased to announce that four LSE Philosophy students have been awarded with the Popper Prize and The John Watkins Memorial Prize 2021-22 – Congratulations!

The Popper award has been awarded jointly to Cecily Whiteley for her paper ‘Depression as a Disorder of Consciousness’, which has been published in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and […]

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    New LSE Philosophy Publication: ‘Scientific Representation’ by Roman Frigg and James Nguyen

New LSE Philosophy Publication: ‘Scientific Representation’ by Roman Frigg and James Nguyen

10 August 2022|

The new book ‘Scientific Representation’ by LSE Philosophy Professor Roman Frigg and CPNSS Research Associate James Nguyen has now been published.

Models are important in the scientific process because scientists can study a model to discover features of reality. But what does it mean for something to represent something else? This is the question discussed in this book. The […]

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    Congratulations: Richard Bradley elected as British Academy Fellow

Congratulations: Richard Bradley elected as British Academy Fellow

25 July 2022|

Four LSE academics have become Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to humanities and social science.

LSE Philosophy Professor Richard Bradley is among 85 distinguished Fellows who have been elected to the Academy. Bradley works on decision theory and related fields such as formal epistemology and semantics. His research explores individual decision-making under uncertainty and […]