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Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

My research interests are in the intersection between intellectual history, philosophy and science studies. Recently I have commenced a new project, entitled “What is Left of the Enlightenment Values? Enlightenment Historiography Beyond Epistemology and Constructivism.” A general aim is to examine how historiographical traditions are employed in contemporary philosophies of history. One distinct focus is on the concept of progress and its relation to the Enlightenment values. The intellectual currents that evolved in the eighteenth century still make their marks on our time, about democratic values, universalism, particularism, religion and identity politics. The project is connected to another area of research interest:"Technoscience and the Enlightenment Vision. New Regimes of Knowledge Production. " The focus is the political and intellectual conditions of emerging knowledge production in the 21th century Europe.

Research

About the research

My research interests are in the intersection between intellectual history, philosophy and science studies. Recently I have commenced a new project, entitled “Past and Present of Enlightenment Ideas – Historiography in Flux.” A general aim is to examine which historiographical traditions are displayed in contemporary philosophies of history. One focus is on the concept of post-history and its relation to the Enlightenment values. This project connects to a main intellectual interest since my dissertation about the Enlightenments’ view of man, namely how is fair society feasible and how ideas contribute to form a public spirit and an historical consciousness. The intellectual currents that evolved during the eighteenth century still make their marks on our time, not at least in the political discussions about universalism, particularism, religion and identity politics.  Currently I am finishing an earlier project about the Swedish analytical philosophy’s post war cultural history “The Objective Reality. An Imaginary in Late Modern Swedish Analytic Philosophy.” The project is connected to my third area of research interest: "Technoscience and the Enlightenment Vision. New Regimes of Knowledge Production. Epistemological and Ethical Conditions." The focus is the political and intellectual conditions of emerging knowledge production in the 21th century Europe. 

 

Publications

Books (1)
Articles (14)
Book chapters (11)
Conference contributions (1)
Working papers (3)
Reviews (1)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

Victoria Höög

Reader
Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Senior Lecturer
Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail victoria.hoogkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 75 99

Room
LUX:C354 (reader)
C354 (senior lecturer)

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30