Prof. Dr. Mikael M. Karlsson


University of Iceland
University of the Faroe Islands


Prof. Mikael M. Karlsson wird im Rahmen der „Internationalen Woche“, 13.06.2016 -17.06.1016, an der Universität Vechta sein.



Vorträge im Rahmen der „Internationalen Woche“

1. Vortrag und Diskussion „Aristotle on hekousion and akousion in Nichomachean Ethics III, 1“ (Seminar OBM-47.2 Ethische Fragestellung im Kontext der Schule (Merle), Dienstag 14. Juni, von 12-14 Uhr, Raum N-09)

2. Vortrag und Diskussion „Hume on the Influenciung Motives of the Will“ (Seminar OB-46.2 Theories of Moral Emotions, Dienstag 14. Juni von 16-18Uhr, Raum L-400)


Akad. Lebenslauf

Seit 08/2015: Professor für Rechtswissenschaft, University of the Faroe Islands.
Seit 04/2013: Emeritierter Professor an der University of Iceland, Reykjavík.

2015: Ehrendoktor der Universität Tallinn (Estland).

1995-2013: Professor für Philosophie an der University of Iceland.
2003-2006: Gründungsdekan der Rechts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, University of Akureyri (Island).
1982-1995: Associate Professor of Philosophy an der University of Iceland,.

1975-1982: Assistant Professor of Philosophy an der University of Iceland.

1974-1975: Assistant Professor of Philosophy an Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut, USA).

1973-1974: Instructor in Philosophy, University of Iceland.

1980-1981: B.A. studies in the history of English, English phonetics and linguistics, University of Iceland.

1972-1973 B.S. studies in geology and geography, Northeastern University.
1970-1973 Ph.D. in Philosophy, Brandeis University, June, 1973. Thesis title: A Re-Examination of J. S. Mill’s Utilitarianism in the Light of his Philosophy of Science.

1969-1973: Instructor in Philosophy, Northeastern University.

1965-1970 M.A. in Philosophy, Brandeis University, June, 1970.

1968-1969: Instructor in Philosophy, Simmons College.

1967-1968: National Teaching Fellow in Philosophy and Western Civilization, Simmons College.

1962-1965 The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in philosophy (cum laude), June, 1965.

1960-1961 Columbia University, B.A. studies in arts and sciences.


Selected Publications

2010: “Do We Think With Our Brains?”, Intellectica 53-54 (2010), pp. 67-94.

2010: “Les lapins pourraient-ils danser ?”, Julia Beauquel, tr. in Philosophie de la danse, Julia Beauquel and Roger Pouivet, eds. (Rennes: Presses Universaire de Rennes, 2010), pp. 45-63.

2006: “Landscape and Art” in Art, Ethics and Environment: A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature, Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir and Ólafur Páll Jónsson, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Press, 2006), pp. 72-88.

2005:  “Reason, Passion and the Influencing Motives of the Will” in The Blackwell Guide to Hume’s Treatise, Saul Traiger, ed. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005), pp. 235-255.

2004: „Action, Causation and Description“; in A Explicação da Interpretação Humana, João Sàágua, ed. (Lisbon: Edições Colibri, 2004), pp. 313-325.

2002: „Agency and Patiency: Back to Nature?“, Philosophical Explorations 5:1 (2002) pp. 59-81.

2001: „Cognition, Desire and Motivation: ‘Humean’ and ‘Non-Humean’ Considerations“, Sats – Nordic Journal of Philosophy 2:2 (2001), pp. 30-58.

2001: „Roots of Legal Normativity“; Analisi e diritto 2000: richerce di giurisprudenza analitica, Paolo Comanducci and Riccardo Guastini, eds. (Torino: G. Giappichelli Editore, 2000), pp. 97-112.

2000: “Rational Ends: Humean and Non-Humean Considerations”, Sats – Nordic Journal of Philosophy 1:2 (2000), pp. 15-47.

1995: „Defeating the Inference from General to Particular Norms“, Ratio Juris 8:3 (December 1995), pp. 271-286.

1978: „Doubt, Reasons and Cartesian Therapy“ in Descartes: Critical and Interpretive Essays, Michael Hooker, ed. (New York and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978), pp. 89-113.