Emil Andersson

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

My work is within analytic political philosophy, with a special focus on the philosophy of John Rawls. I have published on liberal legitimacy and the idea of justifiability to citizens, the problem of the basis of equality, and contractualism and future generations. My postdoctoral project Extending Liberal Legitimacy is funded by a three-year international postdoc grant from the Swedish Research Council, and is primarily devoted to exploring previously neglected issues at the intersection of liberal legitimacy and intergenerational ethics. Relatedly, I am also currently working on public reason, political autonomy, and justice between generations.

I have previously been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, McGill University, and affiliated with the Centre de recherche en ethique (CRÉ). I have also been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies, where I am now an Affiliated Researcher in the project Climate Ethics and Future Generations.

Photo: Cato Lein

Selected recent work

JOET - 2022 - Andersson - Freedom, Equality, and Justifiability to All - Reintepreting Liberal Legitimacy.pdf

"Freedom,  Equality, and Justifiability to All: Reinterpreting Liberal Legitimacy", The Journal of Ethics (2022) Vol. 26: 591-612.

Theoria - 2022 - Andersson - Distributive justice social cooperation and the basis of equality.pdf

"Distributive Justice, Social Cooperation, and the Basis of Equality", Theoria (2022) Vol. 88, No, 6: 1180-1195.

Contact: emil.andersson [at] filosofi.uu.se