Research Interests

My research interests include ethical theory, political ethics, and theological ethics.

 

An issue that belongs to the area “ethical theory” that I am especially interested in is the specificity of practical reason. How does practical reasoning differ from theoretical reasoning? Another problem that I investigate is the problem of context-dependency of practical reasoning.

 

Within the field of political ethics my focus is human rights and how we should understand the relation between politics, law, and political morality. My most recent project is an investigation of contemporary positivism and natural law traditions. I am approaching the controversy through scrutiny of the concept of the political within soft legal positivism and contemporary forms of natural law.

 

Theological ethics is an important profile of ethical research at the Faculty of Theology. In my own research I focus on the critical potential that Christian theology has in relation to social ethics and political thought.