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Lakatos Award Lecture by Michela Massimi

2 May, 6:00 pm7:15 pm


Join us as Michela Massimi gives a public lecture on her Lakatos Award winning book, Perspectival Realism.

Time: 6.00pm–7:15pm

Place: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE Campus

Speaker: Michela Massimi

Michela Massimi is a Professor of Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy, at the University of Edinburgh, affiliated with the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics. She works in the area of history and philosophy of science with a focus on the physical sciences.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Astronomical Society, elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, corresponding Member of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences and elected Member of the Academia Europaea. She is the recipient of the Royal Society’s Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal for her interdisciplinary work and communication of philosophy of science, especially modern physics. From 2015 to 2019 she was Vice-President of the European Philosophy of Science Association, and she currently serves as President (2023-24) of the Philosophy of Science Association.

Michela Massimi won the Lakatos Award 2023.

Chair: Roman Frigg

Roman Frigg is a Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.


The Lakatos Award is given annually for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, widely interpreted, in the form of a book published in English during the current year or the previous five years.

The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (@LSEPhilosophy) promotes research into philosophical, methodological and foundational questions arising in the natural and the social sciences.


2 May
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
99 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4JF United Kingdom
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