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Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

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).
Current assignments:
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

Research

About the research

Selected publications:
-"Buck-Passing and the Right Kind of Reasons", with T. Rønnow-Rasmussen, Philosophical Quarterly 2006
-"Democratic Answers to Complex Questions - An Epistemic Perspective", with L. Bovens, Synthese 2006
“Pragmatic Arguments for Rationality Constraints”, in Galavotti, Scazzieri & Suppes (eds), Reasoning, Rationality and Probability, Stanford: CSLI Publications 2008
-"Value Relations", Theoria 2008
-"Incommensurability and Vagueness", Proc. of Aristotelian Soc., Suppl. Vol. 2009
-"Preference Utilitarianism by Way of Preference Change?", in Grüne-Yanoff & Hansson (eds.), Preference Change, Springer 2009
-"The Puzzle of the Hats", with Bovens,Synthese 2009.
-"Broome and the Intuition of Neutrality", Philosophical Issues 2009
-"Analyticity and Possible Worlds", Erkenntnis 2010
-"Better to Be than Not to Be?", with Arrhenius, in Joas & Klein (eds.), The Benefit of Broad Horizons, Brill 2010
-"Value Relations Revisited", Economics and Philosophy 2012
University Press: Oxford, 2015, 225-248.
-"Interference Problem for the Betting Interpretation of Degrees of Belief", with L. Eriksson, Synthese 2013.
-"Safeguards of a Disunified Mind", Inquiry 2014.
-"Two Intuitions About Free Will: Alternative Possibilities and Intentional Endorsement”, with C. List, Philosophical Perspectives 2014.
-"Value Superiority", with Arrhenius, in Hirose & Olson (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory, OUP 2015.
-"The Value of Existence", with Arrhenius, ibid.

Publications

Books (2)
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2004). Patterns of Value - Essays on Formal Axiology and Value Analysis, Vol. 2. Lund Philosophy Reports, 2004:1. Department of Philosophy, Lund University.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2003). Patterns of Value - Essays on Formal Axiology and Value Analysis, vol. 1. Lund Philosophy Reports, 2003:1. Department of Philosophy, Lund University.
Editorships (5)
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2004). (Eds.) Patterns of Value- Essays on Formal Axiology and Value Analysis, vol. 2. Lund Philosophy Reports, 2004:1. Department of Philosophy, Lund University.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2003). (Eds.) Patterns of Value : Essays on Formal Axiology and Value Analysis, vol. 1. Lund Philosophy Reports, 2003:1. Department of Philosophy, Lund University.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2003). (Eds.) Patterns of Value: Essays on Formal Axiology and Value Analysis. Department of Philosophy, Lund University.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2001). (Ed.) Value and choice : some common themes in decision theory and moral philosophy, vol. 1. Lund Philosophy Reports, 2000:1. Department of Philosophy, Lund University.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2000). (Ed.) Value and choice : some common themes in decision theory and moral philosophy. Vol. 2. LPR : Lund Philosophy Reports, 2000:2. Department of Philosophy, Lund University.
Articles (41)
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Lina, E. (submitted). The Interference Problem for the Betting Interpretetation. Synthese, published on-line. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (accepted/in press). Aggregation of Value Judgments Differs from Preference Aggregation. Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. Rodopi.
  • List, C. & Rabinowicz, W. (2014). Two intuitions about free will: Alternative possibilities and intentional endorsement. Philosophical Perspectives, 28, 155-172. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2014). Safeguards of a Disunified Mind. Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, 57, 356-383. Routledge.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & List, C. (2014). Two intuitions about free will: Alternative possibilities and intentional endorsement. Philosophical Perspectives, 28, 155-172. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Eriksson, L. & Rabinowicz, W. (2013). The interference problem for the betting interpretation of degrees of belief. Synthese, 190, 809-830. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2012). Value Relations Revisited. Economics and Philosophy, 28, 133-164. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2012). Ethics Discussions at PEA Soup: Rabinowicz and Ronnow-Rasmussen on Schroeder. Ethics at PEA Soup, 1-5. Dan Boisvert, Joshua Glasgow, Douglas Portmore, and David Shoemaker.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2012). Ethics Discussions at PEA Soup: Rabinowicz and Ronnow-Rasmussen on Way. PEA Soup A blog dedicated to philosophy, ethics, and academia, 1-6.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Luc, B. (2011). Bets on Hats - On Dutch Books Against Groups, Degrees of Belief as Betting Rates, and Group-Reflection. Episteme, 8, 281-300. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2010). Analyticity and Possible-World Semantics. Erkenntnis, 72, 295-314. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2010). Odwracanie ról : Odpowiedź na artykuł Krzysztofa Saji. Analiza i Egzystencja : Czasopismo Filozoficzne, 12, 61-68. Szczecin University Press.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2010). Om värderelationer. Filosofisk tidskrift, 1. Thales.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2010). Utylitaryzm preferencji poprzez zmianę preferencji?. Analiza i Egzystencja : Czasopismo Filozoficzne, 12, 7-37. Szczecin University Press.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Bovens, L. (2010). The Puzzle of the Hats. Synthese, 172, 57-78. Springer.
  • Mulligan, K. & Rabinowicz, W. (2009). Editorial. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 12, 327-328. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2009). Broome and the Intuition of Neutrality. Philosophical Issues, 11, 389-411. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2009). Incommensurability and Vagueness. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 83, 71-94. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2009). Relacje Wartości. Etyka, 42, 85-120. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Semper.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2009). Values Compared. Polish Journal of Philosophy, 3, 73-96.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Mulligan, K. (2009). Editorial - Guest editors' introduction to a special issue on value theory. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 12, 327-328. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2008). Värdejämförelser. Kungl. vitterhets historie och antikvitetsakademiens årsbok, 77-94. Kungliga Vitterhets- historie- och antikvitetsakademien.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2008). Value Relations. Theoria, 74, 18-49. Thales.
  • Bovens, L. & Rabinowicz, W. (2006). Democratic answers to complex questions - an epistemic perspective. Synthese, 150, 131-153. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2006). Buck-passing and the right kind of reasons. Philosophical Quarterly, 56, 114-120. Oxford University Press.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Arrhenius, G. (2005). Millian Superiorities. Utilitas, 17, 127-146. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Arrhenius, G. (2005). Value and Unacceptable Risk: Temkin's Worries about Continuity Reconsidered. Economics and Philosophy, 21, 177-198. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Bovens, L. (2005). De Doctrinale Paradox. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 97, 60-76.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2004). Om ojämlikhetens negativa värde – några anmärkningar. Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, 8, 52-66. Thales.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Bovens, L. (2004). Voting Procedures for Complex Collective Decision. Ratio Juris, 17, 241-258. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2004). The Strike of the Demon: On Fitting Pro-attitudes. Ethics, 114, 391-423. University of Chicago Press.
  • Jiborn, M. & Rabinowicz, W. (2003). Reconsidering the Foole's rejoinder: Backward induction in indefinitely iterated prisoner's dilemmas. Synthese, 136, 135-157. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2003). Complex Collective Decisions – An Epistemic Perspective. Associations Journal for Social and Legal Theory, 7.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2003). Remarks on the Absent minded Driver. Studia Logica, 73, 241-256. Studia Logica.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2003). Ryberg’s Doubts About Higher and Lower Pleasures –Put to Rest?. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 6, 231-237. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2003). The Size of Inequality and Its Badness – Some Reflections around Temkin’s “Inequality”. Theoria, 69, 60-84. Thales.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2003). Tropic of Value. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 66, 389-403. Brown University.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2002). Does Practical deliberation Crowd Out Self-Prediction?. Erkenntnis, 57, 91-122. Springer.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2002). Prioritarianism for Prospects. Utilitas, 14, 2-21. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2001). Värdefulla Ting. Filosofisk tidskrift, 1, 48-59. Thales.
  • Rabinowicz, W. & Rønnow-Rasmussen, T. (2000). A Distinction in Value: Intrinsic and For Its Own Sake. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 100, 33-51. Wiley-Blackwell.
Book chapters (31)
Encyclopaedia entries (1)
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2013). Value: Fitting-Attitude Account of. In LaFolette, H. (Ed.) (pp. 1-12). Wiley-Blackwell.
Conference contributions (5)
  • Rabinowicz, W. (accepted/in press). If in Doubt, Treat'em Equally. College Publications.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2012). Иррациональность, делает ли она человека незащищенным от эксплуатации?. In Guseynov, A. & Lektorsky, V. (Eds.) (pp. 74-100). Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2012). Does Irrationality Make One Vulnerable to Exploitation?. In Lektorsky, V. & Guseynov, A. (Eds.) (pp. 67-89). Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2008). Presumption of Equality. In Jönsson, M. (Eds.) (pp. 109-155), 2008:1. Department of Philosophy, Lund University.
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2002). Preference Logic and Radical Interpretation: Kanger meets Davidson. In Gärdenfors, P., Wolenski, J. & Kijania-Placek, K. (Eds.) (pp. 213-233), 2. Springer.
Reports (1)
  • Rabinowicz, W. (2009). Research in Practical Philosophy in Sweden: 1998 - 2008, appendix to Report of the International Panel for the Evaluationof Swedish Research in Philosophy to the Swedish Research Council. Swedish Research Council.
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (3)
Supervision at Lund University (3)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Past assignments:
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.

Research grants:
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

Festschrifts:

"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

Learned societies:
Institut International de Philosophie,
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities,
Academia Europea,
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.

Wlodek Rabinowicz

Professor Emeritus, Post Retirement Professor
Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail wlodek.rabinowiczfil.luse

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30