Folke Tersman

Tel: +46 8-402 12 22

Besides working at the Institute for Futures Studies (IFFS) I am a professor of practical philosophy at Uppsala University. My tasks at IFFS include to help with the overall planning of the research and related activities. My research interests mainly lie within a field known as “meta-ethics”, which focuses on the status and function of evaluations and moral commitments. I also have an interest in political philosophy and have co-authored the book Folk & vilja (People and Will), Fri tanke förlag.

I have previously worked at Auckland University, New Zealand, and Stockholm University, and am since 2019 a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Three recently published works

  • "Disagreement, Indirect Defeat, and Higher-Order Evidence" (w. Olle Risberg), in Klenk, M. (ed.), Higher Order Evidence and Moral Epistemology, London: Routledge, 2020, 97-114. 

  • "From Scepticism to Anti-Realism", dialectica 73 (3), 2019, 411-27. DOI: 10.1111/1746-8361.12276. 

  • A New Route from Moral Disagreement to Moral Skepticism” (w. Olle Risberg), Journal of the American Philosophical Association, 5 (2), 2019, 189-207. DOI: 10.1017/apa.2019.3.

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.

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