Caj Strandberg

Professor - Philosophy
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I joined IFIKK/CSMN in July 2014 as Associate Professor in Practical Philosophy. The main part of my research is focused on different themes in metaethics, but I have also authored papers in aesthetics, experimental philosophy, and normative ethics. In my dissertation, Moral Reality. A Defence of Moral Realism (2004), I defend a naturalist, non-reductionist, version of moral realism. In recent years, I have become particularly interested in the connection between moral language and attitudes, and the connection between normative reasons for action and rationality. I have taught most areas of practical philosophy, including metaethics, normative ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of religion. Earlier I have been affiliated to Lund University and University of Gothenburg (Sweden).



• ‘Dispositional Moral Properties and Moral Motivation’, Theoria, Vol. LXV, 1999, pp. 171–192.

• ‘Aristotle’s Internalism in the Nicomachean Ethics’, The Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 34, 2000, pp. 71–87.

• ‘Two Conceptions of Inequality’, Philosophical Papers, Vol. 30, 2001, pp. 169–199.

• ‘In Defence of the Open Question Argument’, The Journal of Ethics, Vol. 8, 2004, pp. 179–196.

Moral Reality. A Defence of Moral Realism (Lund University). Dissertation

• ‘Externalism and the Content of Moral Motivation’, Philosophia, Vol. 35, 2007, pp. 249–260, 2007.

• ‘Particularism and Supervenience’, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, ed. by Russ Shafer-Landau, Vol. 3, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 129–158.

• ‘A Structural Disanalogy between Aesthetic and Ethical Value Judgments’, The British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 51, 2011, pp. 51–67.

• ‘The Pragmatics of Moral Motivation’, The Journal of Ethics, Vol. 15, 2011, pp. 341–369.

• ‘A Dual Aspect Account of Moral Language’, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Vol. LXXXIV, 2012, pp. 87–122.

• ‘Expressivism and Dispositional Desires’, American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 49, 2012, pp. 81–91.

• ‘Recent Work on Motivational Internalism’, Analysis, Vol. 72, 2012, pp. 123–137. Together with F. Björklund, G. Björnsson, J. Eriksson, and Ragnar Francén Olinder.

• ‘An Internalist Dilemma­—and an Externalist Solution’, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Vol. 10, 2013, pp. 25–51.

• ‘Cognitivism’, International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. by Hugh LaFollette, Oxford: Blackwell, 2013, pp. 850–859.

• ‘Properties, Moral’, International Encycolopedia of Ethics, ed. by Hugh LaFollette, Oxford: Blackwell, 2013, pp. 4159–4168.

• ‘Is Moral Internalism Supported by Folk Intuitions?’, Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 26, 2013, pp. 319–335. Together with F. Björklund.

• ‘Moralisk motivation – ett dilemma och dess lösning’, Filosofisk tidskrift, Vol. 1, 2014. 

• ‘Options for Hybrid Expressivism’, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Vol. 1, 2015, pp. 91-111.

• ‘Can the Embedding Problem be Generalized?’, Acta Analytica, Vol. 30, 2015, pp. 1–15.

Motivational Internalism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Edited together with G. Björnsson, R. Francén Olinder, J. Eriksson, and F. Björklund.

• ‘Motivational Internalism and Folk Intuitions’, Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 28, 2015, pp. 715–734. (Together with G. Björnsson, J. Eriksson, R. Francén Olinder, and F. Björklund.)

• Review of Guy Fletcher and Michael Ridge (eds.), Having it Both Ways, Ethics, Vol. 2016, pp. 500–505.

• ‘A Puzzle about Reasons and Rationality’, The Journal of Ethics, Vol. 21, 2017, pp. 63–88. 

• ‘Aesthetic Internalism and Two Normative Puzzles’, Studi di Estetica, No. 6, 6, 2016, pp. 23–70.•

• 'Towards an Ecumenical Theory of Normative Reasons", dialectica, forthcoming.

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