Rerum Causae

Journal of the LSE Philosophy Society

Rerum Causae is a graduate philosophy journal produced by students of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In the sixty years since its foundation, the LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method has had a stellar history of enquiry into philosophical methodology. The contributions of such philosophers as Karl Popper and Imre Lakatos have been among the most significant of the twentieth century, and that tradition continues today. The strength of the department in these areas coupled with its position in a university with world-class expertise in both economics and political science means it is uniquely placed in the world of academic philosophy.

Rerum Causae has been founded in order to showcase the current work of students in the LSE Philosophy Department. We hope that it gives an accurate portrayal of the high standard of philosophical activity being conducted here and provides an illustration of the particular approach of LSE philosophy. The motto of the LSE is “Rerum Cognoscere Causas”. We hope that this publication has made a contribution, however small, to this project.

— The editors, Carl Cullinane & Laurens van Apeldoorn

Contents of the first edition

The first edition of the journal was launched on 17 March 2006, containing seven articles and four book reviews. The essays, anonymously reviewed, were chosen from a large number of pieces submitted by LSE students.

Rerum Causae is published by the Philosophy Society of the London School of Economics and Political Science (located near Waterstones) with generous financial support from the LSE Student Union and the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.


For more information, contact the editors.