Gustaf Arrhenius

Tel: +46 8 402 12 26

I am the Director of the Institute for Futures Studies. I am also Professor of Practical Philosophy. I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Toronto and my FD in practical philosophy from Uppsala University.

My research interests are primarily in moral and political philosophy, and I am especially interested in issues in the intersection between moral and political philosophy and the medical and social sciences (e.g., economics, law, and political science).

I am best known for my research on our moral and political obligations to future generations and on issues in democratic theory.

At the Institute I head the research program “Which future? Challenges and choices for the 21st century”. I coordinate the research projects "Climate ethics and future generations" and "The boundary problem in democratic theory".

I recently directed the Franco-Swedish Program in Philosophy and Economics at Collège d’études mondiales in Paris and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala.

I have been visiting researcher at several universities and institutes, for instance University of Oxford, CNRS, l’Institut d’études avancées-Paris and Collège d’études mondiales. I am honorary professor at Aarhus University and I am a member of Academia Europaea.

Publications and more information about Gustaf Arrhenius.

Three recently published works

Three frequently cited works