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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 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020, Building 1465, room 616.


10.15 – 11.45  Kristin Voigt (McGill): Regarding Oneself as an Equal.

Respondent: Morten Dige

13.00 – 14.30  Fabrice Teroni (Geneva): Valence, Bodily (Dis)pleasures, and Emotions.

Respondent: Somogy Varga

February 21,  12:30-14:00, 1465-616

Michael Morreau (Arctic University of Norway) ”Democracy without Enlightenment”


March 2, 13:15-15:00, 1465-616

Kei Hiruta (Fellow at AIAS) “Value Pluralism, Realism and Pessimism”


March 16, 13:15-15:00, 1465-616

Morten Højer Jensen, “Causeless complicity, contribution without control”


Julie Rasmussen

Research Group Coordinator

Raffaele Rodogno

Associate professor, research programme director