The Philosophy of Physics journal: First issue now online!

22 November 2023|

The inaugural issue of the journal ‘Philosophy of Physics’ (PoP) has been published by LSE Press.

The open access journal, announced last year, is published by LSE Press on behalf of the Philosophy of Physics Society. Philosophy of Physics aims to be a flagship journal for the field and […]

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    New paper by LSE Professor Jonathan Birch in the Journal of Medical Ethics

New paper by LSE Professor Jonathan Birch in the Journal of Medical Ethics

22 November 2023|

LSE Professor Jonathan Birch has published his latest paper ‘Medical AI, inductive risk and the communication of uncertainty: the case of disorders of consciousness’ in the Journal of Medical Ethics

How should we manage and communicate our uncertainty when a patient with a brain injury is unresponsive – and may or may not be conscious? In his new paper, […]

Open PhD Position at LSE Philosophy

17 November 2023|

LSE Philosophy seeks to recruit one research student for a fully funded 4-year PhD degree, as part of the ‘Not in My Name!’ project. Applications close 15 January 2024.

The NIMN PhD Scholarship

The NINM project seeks to recruit one PhD student for a September 2024 start date.

The student should have an excellent undergraduate […]

New Research Project on Cohesive Capitalism at LSE

13 November 2023|

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been awarded a substantial grant from the Open Society Foundations for a multi-year, interdisciplinary research project on the idea, possibility and value of “Cohesive Capitalism”. Alex Voorhoeve (LSE Philosophy), Richard Bradley (LSE Philosophy) and Kai Spiekermann (LSE Government) will be part of the programme.

The interdisciplinary research project will […]

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    New paper by Lorenzo Sartori: Model Organisms as Scientific Representations

New paper by Lorenzo Sartori: Model Organisms as Scientific Representations

9 November 2023|

LSE Philosophy PhD Student Lorenzo Sartori has been published his new paper ‘Models Organisms as Scientific Representations’ in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

About the paper: In this article, I argue that model organisms (MOs) function as representations of other organisms, in the same way in which scientific models function as representations of their targets. This […]

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    Alex Voorhoeve appointed to the Bank of England’s and Treasury’s Academic Advisory Group

Alex Voorhoeve appointed to the Bank of England’s and Treasury’s Academic Advisory Group

6 November 2023|

LSE Philosophy Professor and Head of Department Alex Voorhoeve has been appointed to the Bank of England and the UK Treasury’s Academic Advisory Group for the development of a “digital pound”, formally known as a Central Bank Digital Currency.

The group aims to encourage academic research and debate that is relevant to the development of the digital pound. The […]

Book Review: Knowing Science by Alexander Bird

1 November 2023|

LSE Professor Jonathan Birch wrote a review on Alexander Bird’s book ‘Knowing Science’. The review has been published in MIND.

In ‘Knowing Science’, Alexander Bird presents an epistemology of science that rejects empiricism and gives a central place to the concept of knowledge. Jonathan Birch weighs in on the side of the human element in his new review of […]

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    New LSE British Politics and Policy Blog Post by Jonathan Birch

New LSE British Politics and Policy Blog Post by Jonathan Birch

1 November 2023|

LSE Professor and animal sentience expert Jonathan Birch wrote a blog article on animal welfare in the UK for the LSE British Politics and Policy.

The UK has historically been a leader on the protection of animals but efforts have weakened over recent years. Jonathan Birch argues that the animal welfare impact of all policy decisions must be taken […]

New publication by Ali Boyle about cognitive science

24 October 2023|

LSE Assistant Professor Ali Boyle just published her new paper ‘Disagreement & classification in comparative cognitive science’ in Noûs.

About the paper: Comparative cognitive science often involves asking questions like ‘Do nonhumans have C?’ where C is a capacity we take humans to have. These questions frequently generate unproductive disagreements, in which one party affirms and the other denies […]

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    Fairness and risk attitudes: New publication by Richard Bradley

Fairness and risk attitudes: New publication by Richard Bradley

9 October 2023|

Richard Bradley (LSE Philosophy) and H. Orri Stefánsson (Stockholm University) have now published a paper on ‘Fairness and risk attitudes’ online in Philosophical Studies.

According to a common judgement, a social planner should often use a lottery to decide which of two people should receive a good. This judgement undermines one of the best-known arguments for utilitarianism, due to […]