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Ragnar Francén

Senior lecturer

Ragnar Francén
Senior lecturer , Deputy Head
Practical Philosophy
ragnar.francen@filosofi.gu.se
+46 31 786 4837

Room number: T327
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 Ragnar Francén

Associate professor in practical philosophy. I did my PhD at the University of Gothenburg and in 2008 I defended my thesis (”Metaethical Relativism: Against the Single Analysis Assumption”). After that I was a lecturer at the University of Gothenburg and a post doc at Stockholm University 2010-2011.
 

Research
My research mainly concerns fundamental questions about the nature of moral thought and language. What is it to think, for instance, that an act is morally wrong? Examples:

  • In my dissertation and some papers I discuss the plausibility of contextualist and relativist views about moral thought according to which the content of moral beliefs varies from person to person.
  • I have developed and defended a radical version of relativism (metaethical pluralism) to the effect that different metaethical analyses of the content of moral beliefs are correct for the moral beliefs of different persons.
  • Given contextualism, relativism or pluralism about moral beliefs, how can we understand moral disagreement?
  • What is the connection between accepting a moral judgment and being motivated to act in accordance with the judgment? (That is, the issue of motivational internalism vs. externalism.)

Research projects
During 2017 I’m starting up the research project Metaethical Pluralism. 2013-2016 I was involved in the project Expressivism Generalized: The Scope of Non-Descriptive Thought and Talk. 2010-2012 I was involved in the Moral Motivation: Evidence and Relevance.

Publications
 

Latest publications

Motivational Internalism
Gunnar Björnsson, Caj Strandberg, Ragnar Francén, John Eriksson, Fredrik Björklund
Oxford, Oxford University Press, Edited book 2015
Edited book

Motivational Internalism: Contemporary Debates
Gunnar Björnsson, Caj Strandberg, Ragnar Francén, John Eriksson, Fredrik Björklund
Motivational Internalism / edited by Gunnar Björnsson, Caj Strandberg, Ragnar Francén Olinder, John Eriksson, and Fredrik Björklund., Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Moral Relativism, Error-Theory, and Ascriptions of Mistakes
Ragnar Francén
Journal of Philosophy, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Rescuing Doxastic Normativism
Ragnar Francén
Theoria, Journal article 2012
Journal article

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2016

2015

Motivational Internalism
Gunnar Björnsson, Caj Strandberg, Ragnar Francén, John Eriksson, Fredrik Björklund
Oxford, Oxford University Press, Edited book 2015
Edited book

Motivational Internalism: Contemporary Debates
Gunnar Björnsson, Caj Strandberg, Ragnar Francén, John Eriksson, Fredrik Björklund
Motivational Internalism / edited by Gunnar Björnsson, Caj Strandberg, Ragnar Francén Olinder, John Eriksson, and Fredrik Björklund., Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

2013

Moral Relativism, Error-Theory, and Ascriptions of Mistakes
Ragnar Francén
Journal of Philosophy, Journal article 2013
Journal article

2012

Rescuing Doxastic Normativism
Ragnar Francén
Theoria, Journal article 2012
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 22

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