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Dr. Philippe van Basshuysen


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


Articles in peer-reviewed journals


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


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


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

Newspaper and blog articles


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


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


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



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


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


Leibniz Universität Hannover

WiSe 2019/20

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

London School of Economics


  • Genes, Brains and Society (Undergraduate Seminars)
  • Competitive Strategy and Game Theory (Summer School: intermediate level)
  • Competitive Strategy and Game Theory (Summer School: intermediate level)
  • Logic (Undergraduate Seminars)
  • 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