Department of Philosophy

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am Senior Professor of Practical Philosophy at Lund university. My studies in philosophy begun in Warsaw and continued in Uppsala where in 1979 I got my Ph.D. Thereupon,I remained in Uppsala as associate professor in practical philosophy. During that period, I was the acting chair of practical philosophy 1987-89, the head of Uppsala's philosophy department 1988-93, and one of the directors of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study(SCAS)1994-95.
In 1995 I was appointed to the position as Professor of Practical Philosophy in Lund.
Research areas: moral philosophy, value theory, decision theory and philosophical logic.
My current research focuses on value theory and decision theory.
Other current assignments: Long-term fellow at the Swedish Collegium of Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala. Co-editor of Theoria. Honorary Visiting Professor at the School of Politics Philosophy, University of York.


About the research

Selected publications:
-"Buck-Passing and the Right Kind of Reasons", with T. Rønnow-Rasmussen, Philosophical Quarterly 2006
-"Democratic Answers to Complex Questions - An Epistemic Perspective", with L. Bovens, Synthese 2006
“Pragmatic Arguments for Rationality Constraints”, in Galavotti, Scazzieri & Suppes (eds), Reasoning, Rationality and Probability, Stanford: CSLI Publications 2008
-"Value Relations", Theoria 2008
-"Incommensurability and Vagueness", Proc. of Aristotelian Soc., Suppl. Vol. 2009
-"Preference Utilitarianism by Way of Preference Change?", in Grüne-Yanoff & Hansson (eds.), Preference Change, Springer 2009
-"The Puzzle of the Hats", with Bovens,Synthese 2009.
-"Broome and the Intuition of Neutrality", Philosophical Issues 2009
-"Analyticity and Possible Worlds", Erkenntnis 2010
-"Better to Be than Not to Be?", with Arrhenius, in Joas & Klein (eds.), The Benefit of Broad Horizons, Brill 2010
-"Value Relations Revisited", Economics and Philosophy 2012
University Press: Oxford, 2015, 225-248.
-"Interference Problem for the Betting Interpretation of Degrees of Belief", with L. Eriksson, Synthese 2013.
-"Safeguards of a Disunified Mind", Inquiry 2014.
-"Two Intuitions About Free Will: Alternative Possibilities and Intentional Endorsement”, with C. List, Philosophical Perspectives 2014.
-"Value Superiority", with Arrhenius, in Hirose & Olson (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory, OUP 2015.
-"The Value of Existence", with Arrhenius, ibid.


Books (2)
Editorships (5)
Articles (46)
Book chapters (31)
Encyclopaedia entries (1)
Conference contributions (5)
Reports (1)
Supervision at Lund University (4)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Past assignments: Cantennial Professor at London School of Economics, 2013-16. Editor-in-chief of Theoria, 1996-99. Co-editor of Economics and Philosophy, 1997-2002. Co-editor of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2013-16. President of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy, 1999-2002. Chairman of the Swedish Philosophical Society, 2007-9. Chairman of the Schock Prize Committee for Logic and Philosophy at the Royal Academy of Sciences, 2009-14.

Research grants: Tercentenary Foundation of the Bank of Sweden, 1999-2003, 2003-2007. Swedish Research Council 2007-2012.

Research leaves: Leibniz professor, Leipzig 2000; adjunct professor at the Research School for Social Sciences (RSSS) in Canberra 2003-7, visiting fellow at All Souls, Oxford 2007, at SCAS 1994, 2004, 2008, 2011,2014, at the University College, Oxford, 2013, at RSSS 2016; Centenary Fellow of Scots Philosophical Association 2013; visiting fellow of the Franco-Swedish Programme in Economics and Philosophy in Paris 2013 and 2014.

"Odds and Ends: Philosophical essays Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz", ed. by S. Lindström, R. Sliwinski and J. Österberg, Uppsala 1996;
"Hommage à Wlodek: 60 Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz", ed. by T. Rönnow-Rasmussen, B. Petersson, J. Josefsson and D. Egonsson, Lund 2007,

Learned societies: Institut International de
Philosophie, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, Academia Europea, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in Uppsala, Scientific Society in Lund, Royal Scientific Society of Letters in Lund, The Tampere Club.

Wlodek Rabinowicz

Professor, , Professor Emeritus
Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail wlodek.rabinowiczfil.luse

Phone +46 46 222 75 95

Room LUX:B520

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00, Lund

Internal post code 30