Practical philosophy can be defined as the study of the philosophical foundations of "practical thought", with a particular emphasis on values, attitudes to life and norms of behaviour.
Lund’s practical philosophers have in recent years obtained external funding for a number of research projects, within various parts of the subject. The projects range over the following themes: philosophical theories of value, the concept of welfare, virtue and responsibility, practical rationality, theories of causation, collective action, the concept of intent, and dynamic decision-making.
If one considers the research more generally within the subject at the department, there are five fields which currently attract the majority of research activities: moral philosophy, axiology (= theory of value), political philosophy, decision theory, philosophy of action and social ontology. The research has a strong international focus and individual research efforts have attracted international attention.