Fitting Things Together: Book Review by Richard Bradley

9 October 2023|

LSE Philosophy Professor Richard Bradley has published a book review of ‘Fitting Things Together: Coherence and the Requirements of Structural Rationality’ by Alex Worsnip. The review was published online in Economics and Philosophy.

In this superb, densely argued book Alex Worsnip presents an account of the distinctiveness of structural rationality that seeks to explain what makes it, and the […]

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    New paper by LSE Philosopher Nikhil Venkatesh on Inefficacy, Pre-emption and Structural Injustice

New paper by LSE Philosopher Nikhil Venkatesh on Inefficacy, Pre-emption and Structural Injustice

5 October 2023|

LSE Philosophy Fellow Nikhil Venkatesh has published his new paper “Inefficacy, Pre-emption and Structural Injustice” in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society.

Many pressing problems are of the following kind: some collection of actions of multiple people will produce some morally significant outcome (good or bad), but each individual action in the collection seems to make no difference to the […]

Better than Best: New paper by LSE Philosopher Jingyi Wu

5 October 2023|

LSE Assistant Professor Jingyi Wu just published her new paper “Better than Best: Epistemic Landscapes and Diversity of Practice in Science” with Cambridge University Press.

When solving a complex problem in a group, should group members always choose the best available solution that they are aware of? In this paper, I build simulation models to show that, perhaps surprisingly, […]

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    CPNSS Research: New publication on aphantasia by Andrea Blomkvist

CPNSS Research: New publication on aphantasia by Andrea Blomkvist

5 October 2023|

Andrea Blomkvist (CPNSS) and David F. Marks (Arles, France) have published a new paper titled “Defining and ‘diagnosing’ aphantasia: Condition or individual difference?” in Cortex.

Research into the newly-coined ‘condition’ of ‘aphantasia’, an individual difference involving the self-reported absence of voluntary visual imagery, has taken off in recent years, and more and more people are ‘self-diagnosing’ as aphantasic. Yet, […]

Open Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy at LSE

2 October 2023|

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is searching for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at LSE in London. Application deadline: 4 December 2023.

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is committed to doing excellent research and teaching in philosophy in a manner that is continuous with the social and natural sciences and socially relevant. It is […]

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    Open Position: Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Episodic Memory

Open Position: Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Episodic Memory

26 September 2023|

The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) is searching for a Post-Doctoral Research Officer in Episodic Memory (Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science). Application deadline: 20 October 2023.

LSE is recruiting a Research Officer in Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science, to be based in the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences (CPNSS). CPNSS […]

Congratulations: BSc Prize Winners 2023

21 September 2023|

We’re pleased to announce this year’s BSc prize winners – Congratulations to all of them!

The 2023 prize winners are:

  • Outstanding Contribution to the Department prize: Joint winners Camille Kummer and Judy Zhu
  • Luc Bovens prize for Best Performance BSc Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Joint winners Louie Millward and Thomas Bush
  • Nancy Cartwright prize for Best Performance BSc Philosophy […]
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    The Times University Guide 2024: LSE Philosophy ranked 2nd best in the UK

The Times University Guide 2024: LSE Philosophy ranked 2nd best in the UK

20 September 2023|

LSE Philosophy has been ranked as the second best place to study Philosophy in the UK by the ‘Good University Guide’ from The Times and Sunday Times.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide ranks 132 different universities across the country on factors like: Quality of teaching, student satisfaction, the number of grads who get jobs or […]

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    The Guardian University Guide 2024: LSE Philosophy ranked 4th in the UK

The Guardian University Guide 2024: LSE Philosophy ranked 4th in the UK

14 September 2023|

We’re very pleased to announce that LSE has been ranked 4th in the UK for philosophy by the 2024 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, […]

Open Position at LSE Philosophy: Assistant Professor

4 September 2023|

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE is searching for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. This appointment is expected to commence in September 2024.

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is committed to doing excellent research and teaching in analytic philosophy in a manner that is continuous with the social and natural sciences and […]