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Tännsjö, TorbjörnORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9670-4608
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Tännsjö, T. (2024). Erik Angner: En bättre värld är möjlig (övers. Claes Bernes, originalets titel: How Economics Can Save the World), Stockholm: Fri tanke, 2023 [Review]. Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, 28(1), 2-7
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Erik Angner: En bättre värld är möjlig (övers. Claes Bernes, originalets titel: How Economics Can Save the World), Stockholm: Fri tanke, 2023
2024 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, ISSN 1402-2710, E-ISSN 2002-3383, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 2-7Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2024
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-227866 (URN)
Available from: 2024-03-31 Created: 2024-03-31 Last updated: 2024-04-02Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2024). From Despotism to Democracy: How a World Government Can Save Humanity. Singapore: Springer Nature
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Despotism to Democracy: How a World Government Can Save Humanity
2024 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Provides a unique political solution in the form of an enlightened global despotismIntroduces global despotism as the first step toward global democracyAddresses also what can be done if we fail to avert global heating and/or nuclear war 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer Nature, 2024. p. 166
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-221240 (URN)10.1007/978-981-99-5559-6 (DOI)978-981-99-5558-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-09-19 Created: 2023-09-19 Last updated: 2023-09-21Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2023). Recension av William MacAskill: What We Owe the Future [Review]. Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, 27(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av William MacAskill: What We Owe the Future
2023 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, ISSN 1402-2710, E-ISSN 2002-3383, Vol. 27, no 2Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-218975 (URN)
Available from: 2023-06-29 Created: 2023-06-29 Last updated: 2023-06-30Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2023). Thomas Thord hade rätt. Filosofisk Tidskrift (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Thomas Thord hade rätt
2023 (Swedish)In: Filosofisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0348-7482, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-214457 (URN)
Available from: 2023-06-30 Created: 2023-06-30 Last updated: 2023-09-17Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2023). Thomas Thorild hade rätt. Filosofisk Tidskrift (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Thomas Thorild hade rätt
2023 (Swedish)In: Filosofisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0348-7482, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-214458 (URN)
Available from: 2023-02-03 Created: 2023-02-03 Last updated: 2023-02-07Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2022). Conservatism. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedias: . Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conservatism
2022 (English)In: Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Oxford University Press, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

All conservatives have something in common, a particular argument, even if they disagree about the rationale behind this argument. The conservative argument can be stated thus: Some orders ought to be maintained because they are existing and well established. The reason given by conservatives why orders that are existing and well established ought to be maintained is varied. Typically, it has to do with pessimism with regard to the human moral nature or human rationality, or it has to do with pessimism with regard to rational argumentation combined with optimism about what has evolved historically speaking. The reasoning, then, is instrumental and pragmatic. However, there are also conservatives who claim that an existing and well-established order, such as a nation, a Volk, a species, or some cherished institution, has final value.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2022
Keywords
human irrationality, social order, social equilibrium, risk-aversion, final value, social organisms
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-204292 (URN)10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.2038 (DOI)0190228636 (ISBN)9780190228637 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-04-29 Created: 2022-04-29 Last updated: 2023-03-10Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2022). Killing: Ethics of. In: Mortimer Sellers; Stephan Kirste (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy: . Springer Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Killing: Ethics of
2022 (English)In: Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy / [ed] Mortimer Sellers; Stephan Kirste, Springer Publishing Company, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

From a legal point of view, the question about killing may seem straightforward. In all jurisdiction in well-ordered states murder is criminalized. The legal case is not so clearcut, however. It is true that murder is typically legally prohibited, but in certain circumstances you are legally required to kill other people (such as in war or when capital punishment is practiced). On the other hand, even if a person suffering in a terminal state requires help to die, it is in many countries forbidden for a physician even to help this person to commit suicide (physician assisted suicide), let alone actively and intentionally to kill this person at request (euthanasia). All this means that it is of interest to view the subject matter of killing from a moral point of view. In particular, it is of interest to try to find out what different moral theories tell us about when we should, and when we should not kill, and why. Both moral guidance and moral explanation are needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Publishing Company, 2022
Keywords
Deontology, the sanctity-of-life doctrine, Double effect, Self-ownership, Utilitarianism, Intuitionism, Particularism
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-213731 (URN)10.1007/978-94-007-6730-0_1060-1 (DOI)9789400767300 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-15 Created: 2023-01-15 Last updated: 2023-03-21Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2022). Setting Health-Care Priorities: A Reply to Piotr Lichacz. Roczniki Filozoficzne, 70(2), 259-264
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Setting Health-Care Priorities: A Reply to Piotr Lichacz
2022 (English)In: Roczniki Filozoficzne, ISSN 0035-7685, Vol. 70, no 2, p. 259-264Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

I discuss the comments from Professor Piotr Lichacz on my book, Setting Health-Care Priorities. What Ethical Theories Tell Us (New York: OUP, 2019). The idea that our reluctance to let go of life and abstain from marginal life extension is irrational is defended against his criticism. The methodology used in the book-urging us to rely in our testing on ethical theories on the content of our considered moral intuitions-is explained at length and the notion of cognitive psychotherapy involved in it is defended.

Keywords
considered intuitions, irrationality, maximin, prioritarianism, rationing, utilitarianism
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-212815 (URN)10.18290/rf2202.14 (DOI)2-s2.0-85135114320 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-12-14 Created: 2022-12-14 Last updated: 2022-12-14Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2021). Neuro-Doping as a Means to Avert Fascistoid Ideology in Elite Sport. Neuroethics (14), 169-178
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neuro-Doping as a Means to Avert Fascistoid Ideology in Elite Sport
2021 (English)In: Neuroethics, ISSN 1874-5490, E-ISSN 1874-5504, no 14, p. 169-178Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Assume that neuro-doping is safe and efficient. This means that the use of it, and similar future safe methods of enhancement in sport, may help those who are naturally weak to catch up with those who are naturally strong and sometimes even defeat them. The rationale behind anti-doping measures seem to presuppose that this is unfair. But the idea that those who are naturally strong should defeat those who are naturally weak rests on a fascistoid ideology that sport had better leave behind. Neuro-doping may be seen as a means to undermine the fascistoid notion of fairness. The conjecture is that, given that society adopts what will be characterized as a policy of biological egalitarianism, this will happen. Then people will compete in society in general and in sport in particular on more equal biological terms. The fascination with natural strength, and the cheering for the winners, can then go away. Instead we see a liberated sport where we take part in it for the sheer fun of doing so. Neuro-doping, and similar techniques, may be a means that helps to liberate elite sport from its perverse view of fairness.

Keywords
Biological egalitarianism, Contempt for weakness, Fascistoidideology, Freewill, Neuro-doping
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-183505 (URN)10.1007/s12152-020-09443-7 (DOI)000549392600001 ()
Available from: 2020-07-17 Created: 2020-07-17 Last updated: 2023-10-12Bibliographically approved
Tännsjö, T. (2021). Setting Health-Care Priorities: A Reply to Massimo Reichlin. Diametros : An Online Journal of Philosophy, 18(70), 78-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Setting Health-Care Priorities: A Reply to Massimo Reichlin
2021 (English)In: Diametros : An Online Journal of Philosophy, E-ISSN 1733-5566, Vol. 18, no 70, p. 78-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This is a short reply to Professor Reichlin's comment on my book Setting Health-Care Priorities. What Ethical Theories Tell Its. The version of prioritarianism I rely on in the book is defended as the most plausible one. The general claim that there is convergence between all plausible theories on distributive justice is also defended with regard to assisted reproduction, disability, and enhancement.

Keywords
priority setting, prioritarianism, assisted reproduction, disability, enhancement
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-201074 (URN)10.33392/diam.1779 (DOI)000737110000001 ()2-s2.0-85122812334 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-01-18 Created: 2022-01-18 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
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