Senior Professor, Practical Philosophy
I am senior professor of practical philosophy at Lund University. After defending my doctoral dissertation in Uppsala in 1979, I remained there as associate professor in practical philosophy. 1994-95 I was one of the directors for the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS). In 1995 I was appointed to the chair of practical philosophy in Lund. I am honorary professor at the Australian National University in Canberra and at the University of York. I am one of the editors of Theoria and a former editor of Economics and Philosophy and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
Currently my main research is focused on value theory (formal axiology), moral philosophy (consequentialism, population ethics) and decision theory (dynamic decision making).
A selection of recently published papers:
“From Values to Probabilities,” Synthese, 2017
“Are Institutions Rules in Equilibrium?” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 2018
Incommensurability and Vagueness in Spectrum arguments: Options for Saving Transitivity of Betterness,” med Toby Handfield, Philosophical Studies, 2018.
Three frequently cited works:
”A Distinction in Value - Intrinsic and For Its Own Sake,” med Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 2000
“The Strike of the Demon: On Fitting Pro-attitudes and Value,” likaledes med Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen, Ethics 2004
”Democratic Answers to Complex Questions – An Epistemic Perspective,” med Luc Bovens, Synthese 2006.