Wlodek Rabinowicz

Non-resident Long-term Fellow for Programmes in the Philosophical, Cultural and
Economic Sciences, SCAS.
Senior Professor of Practical Philosophy, Lund University.

Born in Warsaw in 1947, Wlodek Rabinowicz studied philosophy at the University of Warsaw
and moved to Sweden at the end of the sixties, in the aftermath of the student rebellion in Poland
in March 1968. After receiving his doctorate from the Department of Philosophy at Uppsala Uni-
versity, he remained there as Associate Professor until 1995, when he was appointed to the Chair
of Practical Philosophy at Lund University - a position he held until his retirement in 2014. From
2013 to 2016 he was a Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. From 1994 to
1995, he was one of the SCAS directors.

Rabinowicz has published extensively in the fields of moral philosophy, decision theory and philo-
sophical logic. His recent publications include ‘The Value of Existence’ and ‘Value Superiority’,
both in The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory (with G. Arrhenius, 2015), ‘From Values to Proba-
bilities’, in Synthese (2017), ‘Incommensurability and Vagueness in Spectrum Arguments’, in Philo-
sophical Studies
(with T. Handfield, 2017) and ‘Aggregation of Value Judgments Differs from Aggre-
gation of Preferences’, in A. Kuźniar and J. Odrowąż-Sypniewska (eds.), Uncovering Facts and
(Brill Rodopi 2016). He is an editor of Theoria and a former editor of Economics and Philo-
and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. He has been President of the European
Society for Analytic Philosophy and Chairman of the Swedish Philosophical Society. He is an Honorary
Professor and regular visitor at the University of York and at the Australian National University, Can-
berra. Other visiting positions include the Leibniz Professorship in Leipzig in 2000, an adjunct professor-
ship at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra (2003–07);
and visiting fellowships at All Souls College, University of Oxford, in 2007, and at University College,
also at the University of Oxford, in 2013. Rabinowicz is a member of the Institut International de Philo-
sophie, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and
Antiquities; and Academia Europaea. His current areas of research are theory of value, with a particular
focus on incommensurable values, and decision theory.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2018-19.