Department of Philosophy

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am a researcher on practical reason, agency and autonomy of the will working at the interface between moral psychology and ethical normativity. Related interests range between legal theory, political theories of justice and equality, social psychology and - since, besides philosophy, having studied human medicine - also psychiatry.

In my work, I try to explicate the evolution of the subjective phenomenon of autonomous willing within a particular social framework. The big challenge I want to approach is the question how normative theories should respond to the fact that individual reason is influenced by the quality of social relations, up to the point that the faculty of reason itself may produce utterly perverted results - completely against bedrock moral standards - when responding to distorted frameworks. Ethical theories based on internal constituents of subjects seem to require some kind of realist move in order to be appropriate from the perspective of normative ethics.

Gloria Mähringer

Doctoral Student
Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail gloria.mahringerfil.luse

Room LUX, B532

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

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