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Dr. Philippe van Basshuysen

Profile

Philippe van Basshuysen holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics (2019). Prior to this, he completed a Master of Science in philosophy of science at the LSE, after studying philosophy, mathematics and social sciences at Heidelberg University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has been a research associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) at the LSE since 2019.

At Leibniz University, he is PostDoc (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in the project 'Bias and Discrimination in Big Data and Algorithmic Processing'. He frequently appears in public debates on topics such as climate change, migration or health policy.

Research and Teaching Focus

  • Philosophy of Science

  • Philosophy of Economics

  • Ethics and Public Policy

  • Philosophy and Climate Change

Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

2018

Comment on 'The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions', joint with Eric Brandstedt, Environmental Research Letters 13, 048001, 2018. Link

2017

Towards a Fair Distribution Mechanism for Asylum, Games 8, 41, 2017. Link

2015

Dawid, Hartmann, Sprenger on the No Alternatives Argument: an empiricist note, Kriterion29(1), 35-47, 2015.

Newspaper and blog articles

2019

Zur Klimapolitik der FDP: Ziellos und irreführend, die tageszeitung, 10/07/2019. Link

2018

Zur Debatte über Organspenden in Deutschland: Niere hin, Niere her, die tageszeitung, 23/07/2018. Link

Reproductive choices and climate change part 1: can you reduce your emissions by having fewer children? LSE's philosophy blog, 22/03/2018. Link

Kinderlos das Klima retten? Frankfurter Rundschau, 22/03/2018. Link

2016

Towards a fairer distribution of refugees, LSE's philosophy and mathematics blogs, 2016. Link

Reviews

2019

Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society (by Eric Posner and Glen Weyl), Review of Political Economy 31(1), 137-141, 2019. Link

2017

The Prisoner's Dilemma (M. Peterson, ed.), Economics and Philosophy 33(1), 153-160, 2017. Link

The World the Game Theorists Made (by Paul Erickson), The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 24(2), 403-406, 2017. Link

Teaching

Leibniz Universität Hannover

WiSe 2019/20

  • Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (Master’s Level Seminar)

London School of Economics

2019

  • Genes, Brains and Society (Undergraduate Seminars)
2018
  • Competitive Strategy and Game Theory (Summer School: intermediate level)
2017
  • Competitive Strategy and Game Theory (Summer School: intermediate level)
2016/17
  • Logic (Undergraduate Seminars)
2015/16
  • Logic (Undergraduate Seminars)

Contact Details

Philippe van Basshuysen
Institut für Philosophie
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover

Raum: B407 (4. OG)

Tel.: +49 (0) 511 762 - 19392

E-mail: philippe.van.basshuysenphilos.uni-hannover.de

Office Hours

Montag 12-13 Uhr