Stockholm University
Institute for Futures Studies
  • Stockholm University
    Department of Philosophy
  • Institute for Futures Studies
    Affiliated Researcher
Lund University
Department of Philosophy
Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Areas of Specialization
Social Ontology
  • 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