Research Unit for Ethics, Legal, and Political Philosophy


The unit coordinates the work of researchers working on interrelated questions in ethics, legal, and political philosophy. Current research questions concern the ethics of war, bioethics, moral psychology, roboethics, political justice, public space, politics of everyday life, social philosophy, inequality, the public sphere, the welfare state, normativity, naturalism, the ethics and politics of punishment, and the nature of rights, media ethics, and history of ethics.

The unit has an international profile, with solid ties to several of the world’s most prominent research centers in the field. Its research is published in top ranked journals. Members of the unit are actively seeking large European and Danish funds.

The unit hosts a permanent research seminar with a university-wide following, frequently organizes workshops and conferences.

Unit Coordinator

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Events Autumn 2018


Somogy Vargas (University of Memphis): Identifications, agency, and deep responsibility.

13:15-15:00, 1467/616


Robert Sparrow (Monash University): TBA

10:12:00, TBA


Nicholas Agar (Victoria University of Wellington): Exploring a practical interest in computers with minds

11:00-13:00, TBA


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