Stockholm University
Institute for Futures Studies
  • Stockholm University
    Department of Philosophy
    Other
  • Institute for Futures Studies
    Affiliated Researcher
Lund University
Department of Philosophy
PhD
Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Areas of Specialization
Social Ontology
  •  17
    Categories We Do Not Know We Live By
    Journal of Social Ontology 5 (2): 235-243. 2019.
    I argue that a central claim of Ásta’s conferralist framework – that it can account for all social properties of individuals – is false, by drawing attention to class. I then discuss an implication of this objection; conferralism does not meet its own conditions of adequacy, such as providing a theory that helps to understand oppression. My diagnosis is that this objection points to a methodological problem: Ásta and other social ontologists have been fed on a “one-sided diet” of types of exampl…Read more
  •  21
    A Critique of the Status Function Account of Human Rights
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences 48 (5): 463-473. 2018.
    This contradiction ”1. The universal right to free speech did not exist before the European Enlightenment, at which time it came into existence. 2. The universal right to free speech has always existed, but this right was recognized only at the time of the European Enlightenment.” draws on two common and conflicting intuitions: The human right to free speech exists because institutions, or the law, says so. In contrast, the human right to free speech can exist independently of institutions—these…Read more
  •  233
    Power and Social Ontology
    Bokbox Publications. 2007.
    This work presents an account of social power based on recent advances in social ontology. It is argued that a conceptual analysis of social power can be informed by developments in social ontology, but also that this field can be enriched, and in fact requires, an analysis of this central social concept. Social power is dependent on the existence of various kinds of social phenomena, such as institutions and social structures, in order to exist. Consequently, a precise analysis of these social …Read more
  •  36
    Power and Social Ontology
    Bokbox Publications. 2007.
    This work presents an account of social power based on recent advances in social ontology. It is argued that a conceptual analysis of social power can be informed by developments in social ontology, but also that this field can be enriched, and in fact requires, an analysis of this central social concept. Social power is dependent on the existence of various kinds of social phenomena, such as institutions and social structures, in order to exist. Consequently, a precise analysis of these social …Read more