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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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Self-criticism vs self-bashing

I’ve made short posts about this earlier on my Swedish Instagram, but here’s an entire long blog post in English about the matter: [...]

By |August 22, 2022|Categories: Fiction, Philosophy, Publications, Writing advice|Tags: |

Distinct questions about psychiatric diagnoses and psychotropic drugs that we shouldn’t mix up

Recently, Moncrieff et al’s paper “The serotonin theory of depression: a systematic umbrella review of the evidence” made headlines. You can read it [...]

By |July 31, 2022|Categories: disability, madness, Philosophy, psychiatry, public philosophy|

Autobiographical paper in the Schizophrenia Bulletin, and Şerife Tekin’s comments on my self-illness paper

Since last year, I've been working on and struggling with a paper mixing pieces of autobiography with epistemological musings and thoughts on psychiatric [...]

By |July 12, 2022|Categories: madness, Philosophy, Publications, Research|

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Autobiographical paper in the Schizophrenia Bulletin, and Şerife Tekin’s comments on my self-illness paper

July 12, 2022|Comments Off on Autobiographical paper in the Schizophrenia Bulletin, and Şerife Tekin’s comments on my self-illness paper

Since last year, I've been working on and struggling with a paper mixing pieces of autobiography with epistemological musings and thoughts on psychiatric treatment in one big mess; at different stages, sometimes one [...]

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