Chair Professor, Practical Philosophy
I am the Chair Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University (since 2008). My tasks at the institute include participation in groups that plan the research at the institute. I also prepare an application for funds for an interdisciplinary research project aimed at studying the role the desire for esteem might have in the explanation of a variety of social phenomena, including political extremism, social alienation, and physical and mental illness. The research team includes philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, economists and political scientists.
I have previously worked at Auckland University, New Zealand, and Stockholm University. My main research interests are meta-ethics and philosophical methodology, but I have also worked in political philosophy, partly through being the principal investigator of the inter-disciplinary research project “Democracy Unbound” (between 2004 and 2008) which was funded by the Swedish Research Council.
Three recently published works:
- ”A New Route from Moral Disagreement to Moral Skepticism” (w. Olle Risberg), Journal of the American Philosophical Association, forthcoming.
- “Recent Work on Reflective Equilibrium and Method in Ethics”, Philosophy Compass, 13 (6), 2018. DOI:10.1111/phc3.12493.
- “Debunking and Disagreement”, Noûs 51:4, 2017, 1–21. DOI: 10.1111/nous.12135.
Three frequently cited works:
- ‘The Reliability of Moral Intuitions: A Challenge from Neuroscience’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86, 2008, 389-405.
- Moral Disagreement, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006 (paperback edition in 2009).
- Reflective Equilibrium — An Essay in Moral Epistemology, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1993.