Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I was born in 1980 in Boden, a military town in the far north. When I was six I moved with my parents to the University town of Umeå. There I did my first two years at the University studying history and music. 2002 I moved to Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast where I worked and studied for many years before I started as a Ph.D. candidate here in Lund.


About the research

My research revolves around the phenomena of scientific integration and interdisciplinary, especially as it occurs and is pursued in the field of sustainability science. In my doctoral thesis


Books (1)
Articles (8)
  • Thorén, H. (submitted). Replacement and Expansion in Scientific Imperialism. Social Epistemology. Routledge.
  • Olsson, L., Jerneck, A., Thorén, H., Persson, J. & O Byrne, D. (2015). Why resilience is unappealing to social science : Theoretical and empirical investigations of the scientific use of resilience. Science Advances, 1. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Thorén, H. & Breian, L. (2015). Stepping stone or stumbling block? : Mode 2 knowledge production in sustainability science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier.
  • Thorén, H. & Persson, J. (2015). Resilience: Some Philosophical Remarks on Defining Ostensively and Stipulatively. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 11, 64-74. Proquest.
  • Hepburn, B. & Thorén, H. (2014). Integrating interdisciplinary problem solving through process. Historielärarnas Förenings Årsskrift. Historielärarnas förening.
  • Thorén, H. (2014). Resilience as a Unifying Concept. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 28, 303-324. Taylor & Francis.
  • Thorén, H. & Persson, J. (2013). The philosophy of interdisciplinarity: sustainability science and problem-feeding. Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 44, 337-355. Springer.
  • Malmgren, H., Radovic, S., Thorén, H. & Haglund, B. (2010). A philosophical view on concepts in psychiatry. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 33, 66-72. Elsevier.
Conference contributions (4)

Research portal (Lund University)

Henrik Thorén

Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail henrik.thorenfil.luse

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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