Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


PAULRUSSELL was appointed Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Lund Universityin January 2018. At Lund he also serves as Director of the Lund | Gothenburg ResponsibilityProject (LGRP). This is a half-time research position and has been madepossible thanks to a major grant from the Swedish Research Council for"the international recruitment of leading researchers"(2014). Alongwith the position at Lund University he will continue, on a reduced basis, atthe University of British Columbia.

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Apartfrom these positions, he held a Research Fellowship at CambridgeUniversity(Sidney Sussex College) as well as a number of visiting appointmentsat various universities, including Cambridge, Virginia, Stanford, Pittsburghand North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2015-2017 he held a half-time positionas Professor at Gothenburg University.

Among the various honours and awards that he has received are a Fowler HamiltonVisiting Fellowship at Christ Church, Oxford University (2010) and the Journalof the History of Philosophy prize for best book published in the historyof philosophy in 2008[awarded to The Riddle of Hume's Treatise (OxfordUniversity Press)]. He was awarded the UBC Killam Teaching Prize (2007) and theUBC Killam Faculty Research Prize (2014).


3:AMMagazine Hume’s Irreligious Core.Interview by Richard Marshall.(May2016)


PHILOSOPHYBITES: 'Paul Russell on Fate' (December2010)

PHILOSOPHYBITES: 'Paul Russell on David Hume's Philosophy ofIrreligion'(April 2011)


Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

My interests cover the areas of free will and moral responsibility along with various topics in early modern philosophy. Within the area of free will and moral responsibility I am particularly interested in the challenge of scepticism and theories of responsibility that appeal to reactive attitudes or moral sentiments. On the subject of early modern philosophy I am especially concerned with the philosophy of David Hume and how his philosophy relates to problems of religion and atheism.

Paul Russell

Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail paul.russellfil.luse

Room B521

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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