Professor Ingmar Persson
Consultant Researcher and Distinguished Research Fellow
Ingmar Persson, Professor of Practical Philosophy, Göteborg University, Sweden. His fields of research are ethics and the philosophy of mind and action. His principal publication is The Retreat of Reason: A Dilemma in the Philosophy of Life (OUP 2005). With Julian Savulescu, he is currently writing a book, Fit for the Future, about the mismatch between our moral psychology, which appears to be shaped for life in small communities with simple technology, and the problems we face in modern societies with millions of citizens and a powerful scientific technology.
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