Thomas Søbirk Petersen

MA & PhD, Professor with special responsibilities in Ethics

  • Universitetsvej 1, 42.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

19992019
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Curriculum

Thomas Søbirk Petersen, DOB: April 1, 1964 

Address (work):

Roskilde University

Department of Communication and Arts

Universitetsvej 1, Building 03.1., 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Email: thomassp@ruc.dk, Phone: +45 23830238        

 

Education:

2001              PhD. in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

1993              Master’s degree in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

1991              BA in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

 

Employment:

2014 -          Professor of Ethics (with special responsibilities), University of Roskilde

2008-2014   Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Roskilde

2005-2008   Assisting Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Roskilde

2005            Post.doc., University of Roskilde

2000-2004   External lecture in Medical Ethics, University of Copenhagen

1993-2005   External lecture in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

1993-2004    External lecture in Philosophy of Science and Ethics, University City College (UCC), Copenhagen

Award:

2013             The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education (Denmark):

Research-communication award

 

Management experience:

2017-            Member of The Danish Council of Ethics

2013-            Member of the Danish Animal Ethics Council

2013 -           Member of  RUC’s Council concerning Research Integrity.

2009-2012   Head of Department, Philosophy and Science Studies, University of Roskilde

2011- 2013   Member of the advisory board, Institute for Culture and Identity, University of Roskilde

2009-2012   Head of Board of Studies, Philosophy and Science Studies, University of Roskilde

2005-2008    Board member of The Danish Society for Medical Philosophy, Ethics and Methodology

2005-2008    Board member of The Danish Society for Philosophy

 

Scientific focus areas:

Philosophy of Law (especially: Criminalization Theory and Theories of Punishment). Applied Ethics (especially Medical Ethics). Political Theory (especially Egalitarianism and Libertarianism). Theories of well-being (especially: Hedonism).

 

International relations

2009 (August-December) Academic Visitor at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University. I have presented papers and been invited to give talks at numerous universities e.g. Cambridge University; University of Oxford; University of Stockholm; Minneapolis School of Law; University of Gothenburg; University of Edinburg; University of Aarhus etc.

Keywords

  • Labour market
  • The coporations social responsibility
  • Business ethics
  • Philosophy, History of ideas, Religion. Theology
  • Ethics
  • BIoethics
  • Legal philosophy
  • theories of welfare
  • Health, Medicine
  • medical ethics
  • Ethics and distribution
  • Biology, Biotechnology
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Law, Ethics
  • Ethics of punishment
  • Technology

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Research Output 1999 2019

Altruistisk surrogatmoderskab: Bør loven modernisseres

Petersen, T. S. & Herrmann, J. R., 1 Mar 2019, In : Bibliotek for Læger. årgang 211, p. 44-54 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

A Soft Defence of a Utilitarian Principle of Criminalization

Petersen, T. S., 11 Mar 2019, In : Res Publica. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Criminalization and Dignity

Petersen, T. S., 2019, (Submitted) In : Legal Theory.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Why criminalize? New perspectives on normative principles of criminalization

Petersen, T. S., 2019, (In preparation) Springer Netherlands. 200 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Ægfrysning. Dansk lov diskriminerer kvinder

Petersen, T. S., Kroløkke, C., Herrmann, J. R., Adrian, A. W., Bach, A. S. & Hansen, R. K., 26 May 2018, In : Politiken.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Open Access

Projects 2013 2016

Neuroscience and criminal justice ethics

Ryberg, J., Lippert-Rasmussen, K., Petersen, T. S. & Thomsen, F. K.

01/02/201301/01/2016

Project: Research

Activities 2005 2019

Doping og etik

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Speaker)
5 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Har vi den bedst mulige lovgivning? Med særligt fokus på nedfrysningsteknologi

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Participant)
1 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Heidi Maibom

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Host)
20 Dec 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Hvad bør vi mene om study drugs?

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Speaker)
26 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Surogatmoderskab og etik

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Speaker)
26 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Rugemor snød barnløse

Thomas Søbirk Petersen

11/01/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Eksperter kalder på politisk handling til dansk rugemor-ordning

Thomas Søbirk Petersen

07/01/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Der stilles højere krav til folkevalgtes moral

Thomas Søbirk Petersen

19/10/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

Forskningskommunikationsprisen 2013

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Recipient), 2 May 2013

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions