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Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

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My research interests are in the intersection between intellectual history, philosophy and science studies. Recently I have commenced a new project, titled Rethinking the Mythical Standards Accounts of the Enlightenment 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 concepts of temporality and progress and their relation to the Enlightenment historiography. 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)
  • Höög, V. (1999). Upplysning utan förnuft : begär och frihet hos Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume och Montesquieu. Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion. Dissertation.
Articles (13)
  • Höög, V. (accepted/in press). Blurred Science. The Incessant Pending Between Truth and Mistakes. Lund University Research Magazine, 3/2013. Lund University.
  • Höög, V. (2012). Visualizing the World. Epistemic Strategies in the History of Scientific Illustrations. Ideas in History. The journal of the Nordic Society of the History of Ideas, Volume 5, 2010-2011. Museum Tusculanum Press.
  • Höög, V. & Liljefors, M. (2012). Editorial: The Image in Science : responses of the Humanities to Visualism in Science. Ideas in History. The journal of the Nordic Society of the History of Ideas, 5, 3-9. Museum Tusculanum Press.
  • Höög, V. (2010). Efterkrigstidens analytiska vetenskapsteori: Epistemologi, politik och etik från Karl Popper till Thomas Kuhn. I & H : Insikt och handling : humanistiskt debattforum. Doxa.
  • Höög, V. (2010). I kris. Analytisk vetenskapsteori och humaniora går skilda vägar. Preprint without journal information. Manne Siegbahn Institute.
  • Höög, V. & Tunlid, A. (2010). Vetenskapligt ethos i efterkrigstidens Sverige. I & H : Insikt och handling : humanistiskt debattforum, 23. Doxa.
  • Höög, V. (2008). Editiorial. Ideas in History. The journal of the Nordic Society of the History of Ideas, 3, 1-4. Museum Tusculanum Press.
  • Höög, V. (2008). Maps in the world: A History of Imagined Realities. Ymer. Scandinavian Geographical Society.
  • Höög, V. (2007). De intellektuella filosoferna. Filosofisk modernism från Wien till Uppsala och Lund. Insikt och handlng, 22, 45-74. Hans Larsson Samfundet.
  • Höög, V. (2007). Editiorial introduction. Ideas in History. The journal of the Nordic Society of the History of Ideas, 2, 1-2. Museum Tusculanum Press.
  • Höög, V. (2001). Historiens tvetydighet: Quentin Skinner och problematiseringen av traditionen. Slagmark, 79-90. Århus Universitetsförlag.
  • Höög, V. (1999). Upplysningen i nytt ljus: Kvinnor, begär och offentlighet hos Montesquieu. Aktuellt om genusforskning, 3-5. Centrum för genusvetenskap, Lunds universitet.
  • Höög, V. (1996). John Lockes samhällssyn. Den nödvändiga dygden - förtroendet som samhällets grundval. Ugglan, 6, 19-34. Idé- och lärdomshistoria vid Lunds universitet.
Book chapters (8)
Working papers (3)
Reviews (1)
  • Höög, V. (2013). Review of Adrian Velicu, Civic Catechisms and Reason in the French Revolution. 'Sjuttonhundratal: Nordic Yearbook for Eighteenth-Century Studies'. The Swedish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
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