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

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Andersen, CasperAssociate professorideca@cas.au.dk+45871628931467, 224
Andersen, Lise MariePostdoclmandersen@cas.au.dk+45871629041483, 321
Bek-Thomsen, JakobResearch Assistantidejbt@cas.au.dk+45871622851465, 624
Bjerring, Jens Christian KrarupAssistant Professorfiljcb@cas.au.dk+45871628611467, 621
Brock, SteenAssociate professorfilsb@cas.au.dk+45871622651467, 523
Busch, JacobAssociate professorfiljab@cas.au.dk1465, 420
Christensen, Jonas Fogedgaardfiljfc@cas.au.dk+45871628621465, 523
Christensen, Martin EjsingPart-time Lecturerfilmec@cas.au.dk
Christiansen, Christian O.Associate professoridecoc@cas.au.dk+45871622781465, 525
Cockburn, Patrick JosephAssistant Professorfilpjlc@cas.au.dk+45871623351465, 520
Dige, MortenAssociate professorfilmd@cas.au.dk+45871622631467, 525
Dyring, RasmusAssistant Professorfilrd@cas.au.dk1465, 526
Fabian, LouiseAssociate professoridelfl@cas.au.dk+45871626581465, 628
Fazekas, PeterPostdocpeter.fazekas@cas.au.dk+45871628621465, 523
Gundersen, Lars BoAssociate professorfillg@cas.au.dk+45871622741465, 615
Hansen, Bue RübnerPostdocbue.rubner.hansen@cas.au.dk+45871627911467, 530
Holm, Andreas BeckAssociate professoranbh@cas.au.dk+45871622941467, 625
Husted, JørgenAssociate professorfiljh@cas.au.dk1467, 623
Jensen, Uffe JuulProfessorfilujj@cas.au.dk+45871622891465, 415
Jeppesen, Morten HaugaardAssociate professoridemhj@cas.au.dk+45871622681467, 626
Jespersen, Marianne RaakildeResearch Assistantmarianne@cas.au.dk+45871628091465, 424
Jørgensen, DortheProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesidedj@cas.au.dk+45871622841465, 623
Kreis, GuidoAssociate professorguido.kreis@cas.au.dk+45871621361467, 624
Laursen, Henning HøghTeaching Assistant Professorfilhhl@cas.au.dk+45871622641465, 524
Linde, Bill MichaelAssistant Lecturerbill@cas.au.dk
Lundsgaard-Leth, KrestenAssistant Lecturerfilkll@cas.au.dk
Morsing, OleAssociate professorideom@cas.au.dk+45871622791465, 625
Munk, KarenAssociate professorfilkpm@cas.au.dk+45871622471465, 418
Nørskov, MarcoAssociate professorfilmanp@cas.au.dk+45871628211467, 619
Olesen, Anne MarieAdministratorfilamo@cas.au.dk+45871622611467, 628
Praëm, Sara KierPostdocifiskp@cas.au.dk+45871624121467, 519
Raffnsøe-Møller, MortenAssociate professorfilraf@cas.au.dk+45871622621465, 522
Rasmussen, Anders MoeAssociate professorfilamr@cas.au.dk+45871622811467, 526
Rodogno, RaffaeleAssociate professorfilrr@cas.au.dk+45871622591467, 521
Schanz, Hans-JørgenProfessoridehjs@cas.au.dk+45871622861465, 618
Seibt, JohannaProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesfilseibt@cas.au.dk+45871622451465, 626
Sholl, JonathanAssistant Professorfiljsholl@cas.au.dk1465, 428
Skewes, Joshua CharlesAssociate professorfiljcs@cas.au.dk
Steglich-Petersen, AsbjørnAssociate professorfilasp@cas.au.dk+45871622721467, 524
Stephenson, AndrewPostdocandrew.stephenson@cas.au.dk1465, 423
Sørensen, Peter AaboeTeaching Assistant Professoridepaas@cas.au.dk+45871622521465, 620
Thisted, JensPart-time Lecturerjenst@cas.au.dk+45871622481465, 425
Thorup, MikkelProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesidemt@cas.au.dk+45871622531465, 622
Vestergaard, ChristinaResearch Assistantetnocv@cas.au.dk1465, 619
Wackerhausen, SteenProfessorfilsw@cas.au.dk+45267020831465, 530
Wentzer, Thomas SchwarzAssociate professorfilts@cas.au.dk+45871622951467, 630

News

2016.09.13 | Filosofi og Idéhistorie

Jonathan Sholl - New Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of ideas

As of 1 August we welcome Jonathan Sholl as a new member of staff at CAS, Department of Philosophy and History of ideas

2016.09.13 | Filosofi og Idéhistorie

Jens Christian Bjerring - "New"Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of ideas

We are happy to announce that Jens Christian Bjerring has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at CAS as of 1 August.

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