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Marius Backmann

I obtained my PhD in 2011 at the University of Cologne with a thesis on Humean Libertarianism: Outline of a Revisionist Account of the Joint Problem of Free Will, Determinism and Laws of Nature. After a brief stint at the Centre for Science and Research Management in Speyer, I returned to academia in 2013 to take up a postdoc position at Thomas Müller’s project „What is Really Possible?“ at the University of Konstanz. Since November 2015, I am funded within my own research project The Metaphysics of Induction  in Konstanz. Apart from my work on ontologically motivated attempts at a justification of induction, my research focuses on philosophy of time, analytic metaphysics, metaphysics of science, laws of nature, and free will.

Dates of visit: 21 July 2017 – 20 July 2018

Email: marius.backmann@uni-konstanz.de

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Nicholas Baigent

My PhD in Social Choice Theory was obtained from Essex University after studying economics at UCL. I have taught at universities in Austria, Denmark, UK and USA including Graz University, Aarhus University, Essex University, Cornell University and Tulane University. I was a founding member of the Central European Program for Economic Theory (CEPET). I taught many areas of economics, most recently Game Theory at the LSE. I retired from full time teaching in 2012. In the past, my research was mainly in Social Choice Theory, particularly topological social choice theory. Currently, I am working on: (1) Violence: Concept and Measurement; (2) Revealed Preference; and (3) Uncertainty Aversion under Complete Ignorance.
 
Dates of visit: September 2015 – September 2017

Email: n.baigent@lse.ac.uk

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Eric Brandstedt

Eric Brandstedt

PhD in Philosophy. Defended my dissertation, The Construction of a Sustainable Development in Times of Climate Change, in 2013. I have a broad field of interest within practical philosophy centred around "climate justice", including political philosophy, moral philosophy, and to some extent value theory and environmental philosophy. I have also done research and teaching on human rights. Since June 2015, I work on a postdoc project (funded by the Swedish Research Council) about how climate ethics can be made relevant to climate politics. .

Dates of visit: September 2015 – September 2017

Email: e.brandstedt@lse.ac.uk

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Ulf Dahlsten

Ulf Dahlsten

Ulf Dahlsten has been affiliated with CPNSS since 2001. He has a PhD from Potsdam University on the subject World Market Governance, an MSc in Economics and an MSc in Physics. He is Senior Advisor to the Global Climate Forum in Berlin and to the think-tank Global Challenge in Stockholm.

Dates of visit: January 2016 – January 2018

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Goreti Faria

Goreti Faria

I have an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Minho (Portugal), an MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the LSE, and I have just submitted my thesis for the PhD in Philosophy (also at the LSE). My PhD is on decision theory and, more specifically, on the role hope has on decision making.

Dates of visit: 3 October 2016 – 30 September 2017

Email: m.g.faria-da-costa@lse.ac.uk

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Roberto Fumagalli

Roberto Fumagalli

Dr. Roberto Fumagalli is Junior Professor at the University of Bayreuth and Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2011 with a thesis on the philosophical foundations of neuroeconomics. His main research interests are in philosophy of economics, philosophy of science, and moral philosophy. He has published articles in several journals, including Economics and Philosophy, Biology and Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Social Choice & Welfare, the Journal of Economic Methodology, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, and Studia Leibnitiana.

Email: r.fumagalli@lse.ac.uk

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Katherine Furman

Katherine is a philosophy lecturer at University College Cork, where she directs the MA in Health and Society. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Knowledge for Use project at Durham University. She received her PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics in 2016. Her research interests are in Philosophy of Science, Epistemology and Ethics, especially in the context of health policy cases.

Dates of visit: August 2017 – July 2018

Email: katherine.furman@durham.ac.uk

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Wenceslao J. Gonzalez

Wenceslao Gonzalez

Wenceslao J. Gonzalez is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science (University of A Coruña). He is a Full Member of the Académie International de Philosophie des Sciences/International Academy for Philosophy of Sciences. He has been a Team Leader of the European Science Foundation program entitled “The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective” (2008-2013). He has been named a Distinguished Researcher by the Main National University of San Marcos in Lima (Peru).

Gonzalez has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of St. Andrews, Münster and London (LSE), as well as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science and Visiting Scholar of the Department of Philosophy (U. Pittsburgh). He has given lectures at the Universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, Quebec, Helsinki and Nevada at Reno. The conferences in which he has participated include those organized by the Universities of Uppsala, New South Wales, Bologna, Canterbury (NZ), Vienna, and Beijing. He received the Research Award in Humanities given in 1995 by the Autonomous Community of Galicia (Spain). He was President of the Committee of Doctoral Programs at the University of A Coruña (2002-2004).

His publications include monographs such as Philosophico-Methodological Analysis of Prediction and its Role in Economics (2015) and the edition of 37 volumes, among them Philosophy and Methodology of Economics (1998); Lakatos's Philosophy Today (2001); Science, Technology and Society: A Philosophical Perspective (2005); Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy and Methodology of Science (2006); Evolutionism: Present Approaches (2008), The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science (2010); Conceptual Revolutions: From Cognitive Science to Medicine (2011); Scientific Realism and Democratic Society: The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher (2011); Bas van Fraassen’s Approach to Representation and Models in Science (2014); and New Perspectives on Technology, Values, and Ethics: Theoretical and Practical (2015). He is the editor of the Gallaecia Series: Studies in Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology of Science and co-editor of the European Studies in the Philosophy of Science.

Dates of visit: 10 July – 10 September 2017

Email: wencglez@udc.es

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Mikael Klintman

Mikael Klintman

I am Professor of Sociology at Lund University in Sweden, and a visiting scholar at CPNSS, at London School of Economics. The overriding theme of my research concerns preconditions for people and organisations to produce valid knowledge and make choices that reduce environmental and health-related harm, in a wide range of sectors. Theoretically, I combine social and behaviour economic strands of thought with evolutionary theory. This combination of thought has helped me developed a framework of “social rationality” for explaining human and organisational motivations to engage in, or not engage in, activities that reduce environmental and health-related harm. This is discussed in depth in my book: “Citizen-Consumers and Evolution: Reducing Environmental Harm through Our Social Motivation” (Palgrave, 2013). More recently, I have examined fundamental lessons that ought to be subject to mutual learning about human interests across the social, economic, and evolutionary sciences, despite the compartmentalisation of each discipline’s knowledge, and often "proud ignorance" of what the others are doing. This work led to my book “Human Sciences and Human Interests”: Integrating the Social, Economic and Social Sciences” (Routledge, 2017). 

Dates of visit: 25 January 2017 – 31 July 2018

Email: mikael.klintman@soc.lu.se

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David Makinson

David Makinson

David Makinson works in logic. Over the years he has made contributions to modal logic, deontic logic, the logic of belief change (as one of the AGM trio), uncertain inference both qualitative and probabilistic, input/output logics, intelim rules for classical and non-classical connectives, and other areas of the subject. Before his association with LSE he worked at King’s College London, following a long stint outside academia in Unesco and early years at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Australian by nationality, he obtained his Bachelor’s in Philosophy at Sydney University and his doctorate at Oxford. His books include Topics in Modern Logic, Bridges from Classical to Nonmonotonic Logic, and Sets Logic and Maths for Computing. Currently he is working on a knotty problem in relevance logic. 

Email: d.makinson@lse.ac.uk

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Joe Mazor

Joe Mazor

Joe Mazor received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009.  He has since been a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton’s Center for Human Values and at Stanford’s Center for Ethics in Society.  He was an LSE Fellow and a temporary assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method.  During his time at the CPNSS, he hopes to work on projects related to natural resource property rights and the philosophy of welfare economics.

Dates of visit: 4 November 2016 – 30 September 2017

Email: j.m.mazor@lse.ac.uk

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Anselm Spindler

I was born in 1981 in Frankfurt am Main (GER). I received my Magister Artium (MA) in Philosophy from Goethe-University Frankfurt in 2008. My thesis was on weakness of the will and the concept of practical reason in Donald Davidson's work. I received my Dr. phil. (PhD) from Goethe-University Frankfurt in 2015. My doctoral thesis was on the concept of autonomy in the moral thought of the 16th-century „School of Salamanca“. Since then, I've been working mainly on medieval political philosophy and on today's discussion about collective intentionality, group agency, and collective responsibility. My interests in the history of philosophy include: medieval practical philosophy (Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham), modern practical philosophy (Hume, Kant). My interests in contemporary philosophy include: theory of action, conceptions of rationality, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, political philosophy. 

Dates of visit: 3 May 2017 – 3 April 2018

Email: a.spindler@lse.ac.uk

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Ya-nan Wang

Ya-nan Wang is a Lecturer of the Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology at Shanxi University. She received her PhD degree in Philosophy of Science and Technology from Shanxi University in 2015. Her research interests lie in general philosophy of science and philosophy of social science. Her current work focuses on complexity of social science.

Dates of visit: 24 April 2017 – 24 April 2018

Email: wangyanan@sxu.edu.cn

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