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About me

I am an associate professor and senior lecturer in philosophy, specializing in practical philosophy.

I’m a researcher, teacher, and aspiring author.

Philosopher in Umeå

I’m an associate professor of philosophy at Umeå University. I have previously held post-doc positions and fixed-term lecturer jobs at Stockholm University and the University of Gothenburg, done research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Uppsala, and taught courses in philosophy at the Senior Citizen’s University in Stockholm.

My research focuses on free will, moral responsibility, rationality, respect, and the philosophy of psychiatry. I’ve also done research and published in applied ethics, primarily animal ethics.

I currently teach courses within the broader domains of moral philosophy and political philosophy and have previously taught various courses in history of philosophy.
I received my Ph.D. in philosophy in 2012 at Stockholm University with a dissertation titled Practical Perspective Compatibilism, in which I developed a Kantianism-inspired version of compatibilism. In 2020, I received the Swedish academic title of docent at Umeå University.

Nowadays, I write fiction as well as scholarly texts.

CONTACT

My academic, peer-reviewed papers can be found on Philpeople

My Swedish-language Instagram features my drawings, as well as photos of my dogs.

I have a mostly English-language Facebook page as Sofia Jeppsson, and a separate author page, Sofia Jeppsson, författare , where I post drawings I make of characters and scenes from my fictional stories.

Sofia Jeppsson - self-portrait Winter 2021
Sofia Jeppsson - self-portrait Winter 2021

CONTACT

My academic, peer-reviewed papers can be found on Philpeople

My Swedish-language Instagram features my drawings, as well as photos of my dogs.

I have a mostly English-language Facebook page as Sofia Jeppsson, and a separate author page, Sofia Jeppsson, författare , where I post drawings I make of characters and scenes from my fictional stories.

Publications

Read my recent publications and about other events.

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Politics, decision-making, and fairies

In fantasy and folklore, we sometimes encounter a kind of fairy (or other supernatural being) who must obey certain rules. Fairies can be [...]

By |June 25, 2022|Categories: disability, Philosophy, public philosophy, reflections|

Invisible disabilities: coming out of the closet again and again

I’ve recently come across more and more texts that question the distinction between visible and invisible disabilities. Perhaps we should talk about hidden [...]

By |June 15, 2022|Categories: disability, madness, Philosophy, public philosophy, reflections|

Summer course on the philosophy of psychiatry post-poned, and some reflections

I had planned a course for this summer called "The philosophy of psychiatry and mental disorders", and I was really enthusiastic about it. [...]

By |March 2, 2022|Categories: madness, Philosophy, reflections, Teaching|

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