Anders Jeffner#


Anders Jeffner
Email:ajeffner 'at' hotmail.com
Membership Number:1915
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Username:ajeffner
Elected:1999
Homepage:http://katalog.uu.se/empInfo/?id=XX442






Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 – 2007 President of The Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm
  • 2000 – 2004 Member of the board of Växjö University, Sweden
  • 1994 – 2001 Secretary General of the Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Stockholm
  • 1983 – 1987 Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University
  • 1976 – 2000 Full Professor, Religious Studies, Uppsala University
  • 1966 – 1976 Lecturer and Assistant professor, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, Uppsala University
  • 1966 Dr. of Theology. (Ethics and Philosophy of Religion), Uppsala University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Locke, Berkeley, Hume and their influence on the religious debate in the 18th century. The relevance of these debates today
  • analysis of religious language
  • religion and science
  • philosophy of mind
  • contemporary theological argumentation
  • foundation of ethics
  • empirical studies of views of life among ordinary people
  • analysis of ideologies

Honours and Awards
  • Dr. honoris causa, Åbo Academy, Finland
  • Honorary Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University
  • Fellow of the following Swedish royal academies: The Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Uppsala, The Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala


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