Visiting Fellow and Chair of the Forum for European Philosophy
Interests: Kant, Hegel and continental philosophy. Anglo-American and political philosophy. Classical, “new” and neo-liberalisms, John Stuart Mill, problems of utilitarianism. Problems of contemporary citizenship and multiculturalism. The Rawls-Habermas debate.
Publications include: “Rawls and Habermas on Religion” in Habermas and Rawls: Disputing the Political, James Gordon Finlayson and Fabian Freyenhagen (eds), forthcoming, Routledge; “Un utilitarisme libéral est-il un oxymore ?” in Deux cents ans d’utilitarisme, M. Bozzo-Rey and E.Dardenne (eds), Presses universitaires de Rennes, forthcoming; Qu’est-ce que le libéralisme? Éthique. Politique. Société, Paris, Gallimard, 2009, 850 p. John Rawls, London, Acumen Press, 2007, 328 p.; "Cultural Imperialism and The Law of Peoples" in Rex Martin and David Reidy (eds.), Rawls's Law of Peoples, Blackwell, 2006; "Socratic Citizenship: The Limits of Deliberative Democracy" in Sor-hoon Tan (ed.), Challenging Citizenship, Ashgate, 2005; John Rawls, Paris, PUF, 2004; Anthologie historique et critique de l’utilitarisme, 3 volumes, Paris, PUF, 1999.
Ken Binmore (PhD, London)
Interests: Evolutionary game theory, bargaining theory, experimental economics, political philosophy, mathematics and statistics.
Publications include: Does Game Theory Work? The Bargaining Challenge, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, (2007); A Very Short Introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2007); "Economic Man-or Straw Man? A Commentary on Henrich et al", Behavioral and Brain Science 28 (2006), 817-818; "Cooperation Should not be Assumed", Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(9) (2006), 476-478 (with J. McNamara and A. Houston); "Evolution of Focal Points", Games and Economic Behavior 55 (2006), 21-42 (with L.Samuelson); Natural Justice, Oxford University Press, New York (2005).
Teaches on the course Reason, Knowledge and Values
Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Perception, Heidegger
Publications include: "Was Heidegger a Nonconceptualist?", in Ratio 2012 25: 108-117.
Wulf Gaertner (PhD, Bonn)
Interests: Collective choice theory, empirical studies in social choice and the theory of human rationality.
Publications include: "Reference-Dependent Rankings of Sets in Characteristics Space", together with Yongsheng Xu. Forthcoming in Social Choice and Welfare 2010; "Individual Choices in a Non-Consequentialist Framework: A Procedural Approach", together with Yongsheng Xu. In: Arguments for a Better World - Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, edited by K. Basu and R. Kanbur. Oxford University Press 2009; A Primer in Social Choice Theory. Revised Edition. Oxford University Press 2009; Domain Conditions in Social Choice Theory. Cambridge University Press 2001.
Ira Kiourti (PhD, St. Andrews)
Interests: metaphysics, philosophy of logic, methodology
Publications include: “Killing Baby Suzy”, Philosophical Studies Vol.139 No.3, 2008, pp. 343-352; “Grad Award: Impossible Worlds” in Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy, Ed. Duncan Pritchard, New York: Oxford University Press, November 2012
Eric Martin (PhD, UCSD)
Research Officer, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science
Interests: Philosophy and History of Biology; Environmental Ethics; Philosophy of Science; Science Policy; Science and Religion
Marie Milofsky (PhD, London)
Teaches on the course Reason, Knowledge and Values; Extended Essay
Interests: Political philosophy, ethical theory, rational choice and bargaining theory.
Publications include: "Shall We Be Resolute?", in Rationality and Society 2009 21: 337-357.
Michael Redhead (PhD)
Visiting Professor, Co-Director of CPNSS
Interests: Conceptual and methodological problems of modern theoretical physics with particular reference to quantum mechanics; Quantum field theory; Statistical mechanics and the theory of relativity.
Publications include: Objectivity, Invariance and Convention: Symmetry in Physical Science. Harvard University Press, 2007; "The Interpretation of Gauge Symmetry", M. Kuhlmann, H. Lyre and A. Wayne (eds.) Ontological Aspects of Quantum Field Theory. World Scientific 281-301, 2002; "Broken Bootstraps: The Rise and Fall of a Research Programme". Foundations of Physics 35:561-650, 2005; "Weinberg's Proof of the Spin-Statistics Theorem" (with M. Massimi), Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 34 621-650, 2003.
Erik Schokkaert (PhD, Licentiaat Psychology)
Belgian Chair at the LSE
Interests: theories of distributive justice; equality of opportunity; measurement of well-being; relationship between normative theories of justice and observed opinions; health economics and health insurance: equity in health; risk adjustment; public economics (optimal taxation, willingness to pay for public goods); income (re)distribution, the methodology of policy evaluation and microsimulations; social security.
Publications include: Fleurbaey, M., Luchini, S., Muller, C., Schokkaert, E. (2012), Equivalent income and fair evaluation of health care, forthcoming in Health Economics; Gaertner, W., Schokkaert, E. (2012), Empirical social choice (Cambridge University Press); Fleurbaey, M., Schokkaert, E. (2012), Equity in health and health care, in Pauly, M., McGuire, T., Barros, P.P. (eds.), Handbook of Health Economics, Vol. 2(Elsevier, New York), 1003-1092; Schokkaert, E., Van Ootegem, L., Verhofstadt, E. (2011), Preferences and subjective satisfaction: measuring well-being on the job for policy evaluation, CESifo Economic Studies 57(4), p. 683-714.Schokkaert, E., Van Ourti, T., De Graeve, D., Lecluyse, A., Van de Voorde, C. (2010), Supplemental health insurance and equality of access in Belgium, in: Health Economics 19, 377-395; Decancq, K., Decoster, A., Schokkaert, E. (2009), The evolution of world inequality in well-being, in: World Development 37(1), 11-25; Fleurbaey, M., Schokkaert, E. (2009), Unfair inequalities in health and health care, in: Journal of Health Economics 28(1), 73-90; Schokkaert, E. (2009), The capabilities approach, in: Anand, P., Puppe, C., Pattanaik, P. (eds.), The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice (Oxford University Press), 542-566; Schokkaert, E., Van de Voorde, C. (2009), Direct and indirect standardization and risk adjustment, in: Journal of Health Economics 28(2), 361-374.
Interests: Methodology of the social sciences.
Publications include: "Views from the sharp end: The Future of Finance: The LSE Report." Economica Volume 79, Issue 314, pages 411–417, April 2012; "The partially private UK system of air traffic control", Journal of Air Transport Management, vol. 16, 2010, pp. 26 - 35. The Scientific Study of Society, Kluwer, 2003; "A Hundred Years of Town Planning and the Influence of Ebenezer Howard", British Journal of Sociology 51(2): 377-86, 2000; "Timing-of-payment conventions for consumer purchases", chapter 9 of Regulation Strategies and Economic Policies, ed. by Daniel, Sami; Arestis, Philip, and Grahl, John, Edward Edgar, 1999, pp. 144-150; "Mathematical Sociology", (with Janet Holland), Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1969.
George Zouros (PhD, London)
LSE Fellow (LSE100)
Lectures on the course Logic
Interests: Philosophical foundations of quantum mechanics.