I am Senior Professor of practical philosophy at Lund university. I got my Ph.D in Uppsala in 1979 and stayed on there until 1995, as associate professor. I was the acting chair of practical philosophy 1987-89, head of 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 chair of practical philosophy in Lund.
During my years in Lund and uppsala, I have had a good fortune to supervise about fifteen doctoral students and to do research together with many of my philosopher friends, in Sweden and abroad. My current research focuses on value theory (esp. formal axiology), moral philosophy (consequentialism, population ethics) and decision theory (esp. dynamic decision making).
Long-term fellow at SCAS in Uppsala
Co-editor of Theoria
Honorary Professor at the University of York and at the Australian National University in Canberra
Other tasks and qualifications
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.
Tercentenary Foundation of the Bank of Sweden, 1999-2003, 2003-2007. Swedish Research Council 2007-2012.
Visiting research positions:
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 London School of Economics 2014, 2015, 2016,at RSSS 2016, 2017 and 2018
Centenary Fellow of Scots Philosophical Association 2013
visiting fellow of the Franco-Swedish Programme in Economics and Philosophy in Paris 2013, 2014
"Odds and Ends: Philosophical essays Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz", ed. by S. Lindström, R. Sliwinski and J. Österberg, Uppsala Philosophical Studies 45, Uppsala 1996;
"Hommage à Wlodek: 60 Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz", ed. by T. Rønnow-Rasmussen, B. Petersson, J. Josefsson and D. Egonsson, Lund 2007, http://www.fil.lu.se/hommageawlodek
Institut International de Philosophie,
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities,
The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in Uppsala,
The Scientific Society in Lund,
The Royal Scientific Society of Letters in Lund,
The Tampere Club.