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

Raffaele Rodogno

Associate professor, research programme director

Events Spring 2018

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars take place on Mondays 13:15-15:00 in 1467/616. All are welcome.

February 19: Cecilie Eriksen (AU) Appiah’s theory of the dynamics of moral revolutions - a critical

March 5: Patrick Cockburn (AU) The Politics of Dependence

March 12: Frederick Rosén, (DIIS) Collateral Damage

April 9: Katrine Krause-Jensen (AU) TBA

April 16: Andrew Reisner (Uppsala) Weighing Pragmatic and Epistemic Reasons for Belief (Again)

April 23: Hans Fink (AU) On Løgstrup on Trust

April 30: Carsten Fogh Nielsen (AU) Det komplekse myndighedsbegreb – Myndighed og autoritet i pædagogisk teori og praksis


Morten Dige
Associate professor

Phone: +4587162263

Hans Fink

Phone: +4526177213

Jørgen Husted
Associate professor


Katrine Krause-Jensen
PhD Student

Phone: +4587162249

Raffaele Rodogno
Associate professor, research programme director

Phone: +4587162259