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Department of
Philosophy and History of Ideas

Profile

Both Philosophy and the History of Ideas are concerned with the thoughts and ideas that have marked the Western world from antiquity to the present day. The focus of Philosophy is primarily on a systematic perspective that seeks to identify the bases for our various practices and concepts. The focus of the History of Ideas is primarily on a historical perspective that aims at revealing our intellectual heritage. We can thus say that Philosophy is concerned with the validity of our various concepts whereas the History of Ideas is more concerned with which concepts have been – and in some cases still are – considered valid.

In this respect, both Philosophy and the History of Ideas are interdisciplinary in their focus, but while the History of Ideas explores the relations between many different fields and disciplines, it is characteristic of Philosophy that it addresses the fundamental questions that precede any division into fields and disciplines.

Research environment

The academic environment in Philosophy and the History of Ideas at Aarhus University is the largest of its type in Denmark and – especially because of the productive tension between the systematic and historical perspectives – the research conducted is characterised by an undogmatic and open-minded worldview. The researchers are thus involved in a variety of interdisciplinary projects both within and outside the Faculty of Arts.

Degree programmes

Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes as well as a number of electives are offered in both Philosophy and the History of Ideas.

Academic staff

Name Job title Email Phone Building
Andersen, Casper Associate professor ideca@cas.au.dk +4587162893 1465, 626
Becker, Anna Katharina Professor with Special Responsibilities anna.becker@cas.au.dk
Bek-Thomsen, Jakob Associate professor, research programme director idejbt@cas.au.dk +4587162285 1465, 624
Bjerring, Jens Christian Krarup Assistant Professor filjcb@cas.au.dk +4587162861 1467, 621
Brock, Steen Associate professor filsb@cas.au.dk +4587162265 1467, 523
Busch, Jacob Associate Professor, Department Manager filjab@cas.au.dk +4593521909 1467, 630
Christiansen, Christian O. Associate professor idecoc@cas.au.dk +4587162278 1465, 630
Dige, Morten Associate professor filmd@cas.au.dk +4587162263 1467, 525
Dyring, Rasmus Assistant Professor filrd@cas.au.dk +4551788292 1465, 526
Eriksen, Cecilie Postdoc ce@cas.au.dk +4587162249 1467, 530
Fabian, Louise Associate professor idelfl@cas.au.dk +4587162658 1465, 628
Fink, Hans Emeritus filhf@cas.au.dk +4526177213 1467, 528
Gundersen, Lars Bo Associate professor fillg@cas.au.dk +4587162274 1465, 615
Hansen, Anders Lund Visiting Professor idealh@cas.au.dk 1465, 520
Holm, Andreas Beck Associate professor anbh@cas.au.dk +4587162294 1467, 625
Husted, Jørgen !!Emeritus filjh@cas.au.dk +4529465350
Jensen, Uffe Juul Professor filujj@cas.au.dk +4520227691 1465, 430
Jeppesen, Morten Haugaard Associate professor idemhj@cas.au.dk +4587162268 1467, 626
Jørgensen, Dorthe Associate professor idedj@cas.au.dk +4587162284 1465, 623
Kreis, Guido Associate professor guido.kreis@cas.au.dk +4587162136 1467, 624
Laursen, Henning Høgh !!Emeritus filhhl@cas.au.dk
Morsing, Ole Emeritus ideom@cas.au.dk +4526173478
Munk, Karen Associate professor filkpm@cas.au.dk +4587162247 1465, 418
Nørskov, Marco Associate professor filmanp@cas.au.dk +4587162821 1467, 619
Olesen, Anne Marie Research Assistant filamo@cas.au.dk +4587162261 1467, 628
Rasmussen, Anders Moe Associate professor filamr@cas.au.dk +4587162281 1467, 526
Rodogno, Raffaele Associate professor, research programme director filrr@cas.au.dk +4587162259 1467, 521
Schanz, Hans-Jørgen Professor Emeritus idehjs@cas.au.dk +4521244605
Seibt, Johanna Professor filseibt@cas.au.dk +4587162245 1467, 230
Selbing, Ida Cecilia Assistant Professor idaselbing@cas.au.dk +4587162905 1483, 323
Sholl, Jonathan Assistant Professor filjsholl@cas.au.dk 1465, 428
Steglich-Petersen, Asbjørn Professor filasp@cas.au.dk +4561718439
Sørensen, Peter Aaboe Teaching Assistant Professor idepaas@cas.au.dk +4587162252 1465, 620
Thorup, Mikkel Professor idemt@cas.au.dk
Varga, Somogy varga@cas.au.dk
Vestergaard, Christina Postdoc etnocv@cas.au.dk 1467, 617
Wentzer, Thomas Schwarz Professor with Special Responsibilities filts@cas.au.dk +4587162295 1467, 623

News

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2019.05.09 | Filosofi og Idéhistorie, Globale Studier, People

CAS researchers involved in two international projects on stigmatising urban policies and migrants’ nightlife in European cities

Two researchers at the School of Culture and Society have become partners in two different HERA projects, which are supported by grants from the EU and the national research councils in Europe.

2019.02.07 | Filosofi og Idéhistorie

Andreas Beyer Gregersen – New PhD student at the department for Philosophy and History of Ideas

Andreas Beyer Gregersen is writing a PhD about the concept of civility in social and political philosophy. He holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Philosophy from Aalborg University.

2019.01.17 | Filosofi og Idéhistorie

Ludvig Goldschmidt Pedersen - New PhD student at the department for Philosophy and History of Ideas

Ludvig Goldschmidt Pedersen is writing a PhD about scientific virtues in the Danish bureaucracy from 1885 to 1942. I hold a Master’s degree in Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought from University College London and Queen Mary University and a Bachelor’s degree in History of Ideas and Cultural Analysis of Society and Economy…

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