Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Johannes Persson is professor of theoretical philosophy. He holds a Ph. D. In theoretical philosophy (Causal Facts, Stockholm: Thales, 1997) specialising in theories of causation. He is involved in two large research programs: "Vetenskap oct beprövad erfarenhet/Science and Proven Experience" ( and Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability (

Johannes Persson is associate dean (research) of the joint faculties of humanities and theology since 2015

He was a visiting fellow at Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh in 2007.


Research groups

About the research

Johannes is involved in two large research programs. 1) "Vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet" or "Science and Proven experience", (funded by RJ, 2015-2021) focuses on a Swedish concept and phenomenon of considerable legal importance. The program concerns the integration of scientific evidence and proven experience that the Swedish concept implies. 2) The Linnaeus programme "LUCID" (funded by Formas, 2008-2018) (similarly) studies the integration of social and natural dimensions of sustainability.

Johannes' research in both programmes concerns central concepts, philosophy of science, evidence-formation, decision-making, and philosophy of risk.


Books (6)
Editorships (9)
Articles (37)
Book chapters (29)
Prefaces (1)
Conference contributions (5)
Reports (1)
Working papers (2)
Reviews (2)
Miscellaneous (1)
Supervision at Lund University (3)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Dean at Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Chairperson, Faculty Board, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Chairperson, Fakultetsstyrelsens arbetsutskott, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Other tasks and qualifications

program coordinator luPOD, Lunds universitets postdoktorala program, 2009-2015
prefekt, department of educational sciences, 2011-2014
prefekt, department of philosophy, 2001-2007

Johannes Persson

Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Contact information

E-mail johannes.perssonfil.luse

Phone +46 46 222 09 24

Room LUX:B523

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30