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Kalle Grill

I am senior lecturer in philosophy and director of our B.A. program in Philosophy and Society. I teach and supervise in moral philosophy and political philosophy.

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Senior lecturer (associate professor) at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: Philosophy
Location
A, Humanisthuset, H102 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Most of my research so far has dealt with paternalism - to what degree and in what way liberal values such as liberty and autonomy should be respected, both in political contexts and more generally. In particular I have investigated how this question should be understood - if these liberal values have a particular status or if they are values like any other and so should be balanced against them, values such as good health and wellbeing. I have also discussed concrete policy areas where these questions arise, especially in public health.

I recent years I have also taken an interest in quite different issues. I am currently leading a small research project on the concept of sustainability and its relationship to future people. I have so far written a couple of articles on how we should assess the value of the wellbeing and existence of future people. I am also participating in one project on information to relatives about hereditary cancer risks, and another project on the potential impact of artificial intelligence on democracy and self-determination. I recently participated in a project on close personal relationships and the norms and laws that regulate them.

More recreationally, I enjoy philosophizing about almost anything. I like to give lectures and to lead philosophical discussions. I sometimes appear on radio, mainly on Swedish national radio in the program Tankar för dagen (thoughts of the day). You can learn more about this at my private webpage kallegrill.se.

Brief background: I received my Ph.D. from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2009 with a dissertation on antipaternalism and public health policy. I worked at the philosophy department of Uppsala University 2010-2012. I was a visiting research fellow at Keele University 2011-2012 (at the Research Centre for Law, Ethics and Society). I was associated with Birmingham University as honorary research fellow 2012-2014 (Medicine, Ethics, Society & History). I came to the department as senior lecturer in 2012. In 2017 I received the Swedish academic title of "docent" in philosophy. In 2018 I was named "qualified teacher" by Umeå university.

2018
The Routledge handbook of the philosophy of paternalism, Routledge 2018 : 46-58
Grill, Kalle
2018
The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, Routledge 2018 : 123-133
Grill, Kalle
2018
Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics
2017
Philosophical Studies, Springer 2017, Vol. 174, (1) : 219-236
Grill, Kalle
2017
Health Care Analysis, Springer 2017, Vol. 25, (4) : 291-307
Grill, Kalle; Dawson, Angus
2017
Journal of Medical Ethics, London: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2017, Vol. 43, (3) : 157-161
Grill, Kalle
2016
Journal of Medical Ethics, BMJ Group 2016, Vol. 42, (5) : 293-301
Grill, Kalle; Voigt, Kristin
2015
New perspectives on paternalism and health care, Springer 2015 : 47-63
Grill, Kalle
2015
Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 41, (4) : 577-578
Grill, Kalle; Scoccia, Danny
2015
Filosofisk Tidskrift, Vol. 35, (3) : 20-26
Grill, Kalle
2015
Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 41, (4) : 692-715
Grill, Kalle
2014
Rationality, Markets and Morals, Vol. 5 : 139-162
Grill, Kalle
2013
Ethics in Public Health and Health Policy: Concepts, Methods, Case Studies, Springer 2013 : 27-46
Grill, Kalle
2013
The ethics of consumption: the citizen, the market and the law : EurSafe 2013, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-14 September 2013, Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers 2013 : 166-171
Grill, Kalle
2012
Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, Vol. 16, (3) : 40-49
Grill, Kalle
2012
Public Health Ethics, Vol. 5, (2) : 101-103
Grill, Kalle; Dawson, Angus
2012
Ethical Perspectives, Vol. 19, (3) : 547-557
Grill, Kalle
2012
Public Health Ethics, Vol. 5, (2) : 116-127
Grill, Kalle; Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica
2012
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, Vol. 89, (6) : 462-470
Nihlén-Fahlquist, Jessica; Grill, Kalle
2011
Public Health: ethical issues, Köpenhamn: Nordic Council of Ministers 2011 : 21-33
Grill, Kalle
2011
Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, Vol. 15, (1) : 58-62
Grill, Kalle
2011
Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Academic Press 2011 : 359-369
Grill, Kalle
2010
Public Reason, Vol. 2, (2) : 3-20
Grill, Kalle
2009
The philosophy of public health, Ashgate 2009 : 101-110
Grill, Kalle
2009
Encyclopedia of medical decision making, Sage Publications 2009 : 463-467
Grill, Kalle
2009
Public Health Ethics, Oxford University Press 2009, Vol. 2, (2) : 146-157
Grill, Kalle
2007
Theoria, Wiley-Blackwell 2007, Vol. 73, (3) : 248-255
Grill, Kalle
2007
Res Publica, Springer 2007, Vol. 13 : 441-458
Grill, Kalle
2005
Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 31 : 648-653
Grill, Kalle; Hansson, Sven Ove
2005
Changing views: worlds in play
Grill, Kalle; Eriksson, Anders
2003
Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, Vol. 7, (1) : 45-57
Grill, Kalle