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My Research interest can be described as threfold: (1) The history of European philosophy in the 18.th, 19.th and 20.th Century. Here I have focused especially on questions within the broad spectrum of philosophy of culture. More specifically I have scrutinised intellectual debate culture, humanism and democracy; (2) systematic social philosophy and philosophical anthropology. WIthin this field I have worked intesively with phenomena such as trust, hope and social coherence; (3) philosophical aesthetics in which I am especially interested in the aesthetic experience.


  • Philosophy, History of ideas, Religion. Theology
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy
  • Literature, Art, Music, Aestheticism
  • Welfare state, Welfare society

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