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Thomas Hartvigsson

Doctoral student

Thomas Hartvigsson
Doctoral student
thomas.hartvigsson@gu.se

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se

Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Thomas Hartvigsson

Research

My dissertation focuses on the concept "decision-making competence" and how it relates to issues of autonomy and responsibility, especially in the case of adolescents. Decision-making competence usually functions in the bioethical debate as a demarcation between patients who has a right to make decisions regarding their own medical treatments whereas patients who lack competence should have their decisions made for them by someone else. Most adults are taken to be competent in with regard to most decisions. Other groups such as children, mentally disabled and mentally ill may be competent to make certain decisions but not others. Adolescence is particularly interesting from this perspective since adolescents are somewhere between childhood and adolescence.

There is a strong parallel between autonomy, self-determination, and responsibility. The typical adult is considered to be responsible for their actions whereas members of the previously mentioned groups are not considered to be responsible to the same extent as ordinary adults. This is explained by reference to adults being greater cognitive abilities, which is akin to the reason why adults are considered to have a right to make their own decisions.

Teaching

2013 - The History of Moral Philosophy

2014 - The Teaching Profession and Theory and Methods of Science for Teachers

Public Engagements

2013-2014 President of the Philosophical Society at the University of Gothenburg

2012 Vice President of the Philosophical Society at the University of Gothenburg

The Philosophical Society arranges popular lectures in philosophy for the interested public. The aim is to present recent philosophical research in an accessible way. Depending on the lecturer our lectures are given in either Swedish or English. After the lectures we have a bar for further discussions. For more information see our website filfor.se or facebook page.

I have also given several lectures on different philosophical topics i.e. argumentation analysis, ethical reflection, ethical aspects of circumcision and ethical aspects on prenatal diagnosis. These lectures have been given among other Amnesty, RFSU (association for sexual enlightenment), DHR (organization for people with impaired mobility).

I have also, together with Christian Munthe, written a report for the National Board of Health and Welfare about ethical considerations with regard to using children in foster homes as sources of information in order to enhance the quality of foster home placements.

Commissions of trust

2014- Doctoral representative on the Vice Chancellor's Board of Researchers

2014- Chairperson of the doctoral students' group at the department

2013-2014 Doctoral representative on the department board

Have previously held a number of posts as a student representative on department, faculty and university level. As well as being the chairperson for a section of Göta student union.

Latest publications

A politico-normative model of parenthood and the concept of reproductive caring units
Thomas Hartvigsson, Christian Munthe
Donor conception: An unfamiliar path to a normal family? 27 – 28th of August 2015 Ghent, Belgium, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Barns deltagande och föräldrars ansvar
Thomas Hartvigsson
SKL:s nätverksträff för att stärka barnets rättigheter. Stockholm 2014-11-13, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

A politico-normative model of parenthood and the concept of reproductive caring units
Thomas Hartvigsson, Christian Munthe
Family relationships: ethical and legal aspects, Umeå University, November 3-4, 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Etiska aspekter på modeller för att lyssna på barn i familjehem : mål, komplikationer och konflikter
Christian Munthe, Thomas Hartvigsson
Etiska aspekter på regeringsuppdraget ”Att lyssna på barn i familjehem och genomföra en pilotstudie”. Seminarium arrangerat av Socialstyrelsen, Stockholm, 2 Juni, 2014., Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Respecting the Adolescent Diabetes Patient as an Autonomous Person - What Does it Imply?
Thomas Hartvigsson, Christian Munthe
ISPAD 2013: 39th annual conference of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes. Oct 16-19, Gothenburg, Poster 2013
Poster

Ett kroniskt problem för informerat samtycke
Thomas Hartvigsson
Swedish Congress of Philosophy / Filosofidagarna 2013, Conference paper 2013
Conference paper

The Best Interest of Children and the Basis of Family Policy: The Issue of Reproductive Caring Units
Christian Munthe, Thomas Hartvigsson
Cutas, D & Chan, S (eds.). Families: Beyond the Nuclear Ideal, London and New York, Bloomsbury Academic, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

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2015

A politico-normative model of parenthood and the concept of reproductive caring units
Thomas Hartvigsson, Christian Munthe
Donor conception: An unfamiliar path to a normal family? 27 – 28th of August 2015 Ghent, Belgium, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

2014

Barns deltagande och föräldrars ansvar
Thomas Hartvigsson
SKL:s nätverksträff för att stärka barnets rättigheter. Stockholm 2014-11-13, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

A politico-normative model of parenthood and the concept of reproductive caring units
Thomas Hartvigsson, Christian Munthe
Family relationships: ethical and legal aspects, Umeå University, November 3-4, 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Etiska aspekter på modeller för att lyssna på barn i familjehem : mål, komplikationer och konflikter
Christian Munthe, Thomas Hartvigsson
Etiska aspekter på regeringsuppdraget ”Att lyssna på barn i familjehem och genomföra en pilotstudie”. Seminarium arrangerat av Socialstyrelsen, Stockholm, 2 Juni, 2014., Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

2013

Respecting the Adolescent Diabetes Patient as an Autonomous Person - What Does it Imply?
Thomas Hartvigsson, Christian Munthe
ISPAD 2013: 39th annual conference of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes. Oct 16-19, Gothenburg, Poster 2013
Poster

Ett kroniskt problem för informerat samtycke
Thomas Hartvigsson
Swedish Congress of Philosophy / Filosofidagarna 2013, Conference paper 2013
Conference paper

2012

The Best Interest of Children and the Basis of Family Policy: The Issue of Reproductive Caring Units
Christian Munthe, Thomas Hartvigsson
Cutas, D & Chan, S (eds.). Families: Beyond the Nuclear Ideal, London and New York, Bloomsbury Academic, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

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