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Karin Enflo



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Associate professor at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: Philosophy
A, Humanisthuset, HUM.A.137 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am a temporary associate professor in philosophy. My research has mainly concerned the measurement of various quantitative properties, some related to the social sciences, such as social welfare, freedom of choice, and equality, and some related to the natural sciences, such as similarity and diversity. From a broader perspective, I am interested both in the basic categories and methods that we use to understand the world and how we interact (and should interact) with it.

I have taught philosophy of science, critical thinking, normative ethics, theory of welfare, metaethics, political philosophy, decision theory, history of normative ethics, and philosophy of economics and social sciences (previously at Uppsala University, Stockholm University, Luleå University of Technology and Gothenburg University).


7) ‘Measuring One-Dimensional Diversity', Inquiry, forthcoming.

6) ‘Measuring Social Welfare by Proximity to an Optimum Population’, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming.

5) ‘The Equivalence of Egalitarianism and Prioritarianism’, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, vol. 22, no 1, May 2022, pp. 74–108.

4) ‘Quantity, Quality, Equality – Introducing a New Measure of Social Welfare’, Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 57, no 3, Oct. 2021, pp. 665–701.

3) ‘Measures of Similarity’, Theoria, vol. 86, no 1, Feb. 2020, pp. 73–99.

2) Measures of Freedom of Choice, dissertation, Uppsala University, Uppsala 2012.

1) ‘Measuring Opportunity’, in Neither/Nor, eds. R. Sliwinski & F. Svensson, Uppsala Philosophical Studies 58, Uppsala 2011, pp. 53–68.