Thomas Søbirk Petersen

MA & PhD, Professor with special responsibilities in Ethics

  • Universitetsvej 1, 42.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

19992019
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Research

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        

My research interests are:

Applied ethics (especially business ethics, medical ethics, sportsethics and criminal justice ethics). Political philosophy (egalitarianism and libertarianism), theories of welfare and Philosophy of Law (e.g. criminalization theory).

Member of the Punishment and Ethics researchgroup (Medlem af Forskningsgruppen for Straf og Etik).

Member of the Danish Animal Ethics Council since 2013

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 moderniseres

Petersen, T. S. & Herrmann, J. R., 1 Mar 2019, In : Bibliotek for Laeger. 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

Dig og mig og klimaet - og det personlige ansvar

Petersen, T. S., 26 Apr 2019, In : Kristeligt Dagblad.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Why criminalize? New perspectives on normative principles of criminalization

Petersen, T. S., 2019, (Submitted) 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

Heidi Maibom

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Host)
7 Jun 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

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

Should study drugs for healthy people be prohibited?

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Speaker)
17 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Strammere lovgivning om fosterreduktion har skabt debat i Norge

Thomas Søbirk Petersen

14/06/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Hjernekrudt

Thomas Søbirk Petersen

29/05/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Her kan mæslinger lettest spredes: Friskoler har flest ikke-vaccinerede børn

Thomas Søbirk Petersen

22/04/201923/04/2019

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Rugemor snød barnløse

Thomas Søbirk Petersen

11/01/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

Forskningskommunikationsprisen 2013

Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Recipient), 2 May 2013

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions