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Sebastian Östlund

I am a PhD student in philosophy. My research revolves around axiology applied within the field of political philosophy, with a special focus on the capability approach framework.

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Postgraduate student at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: Philosophy
A, Humanisthuset, HE121 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My current research interests revolve around questions in the intersection of axiology and political philosophy. I am especially interested in investigating the preconditions for picking out the value-space of well-being as it is analysed in the capability approach framework. I am fairly sympathetic to pluralistic approaches such as this, but seek a sufficiently substantive normative grounding for the inclusion and exclusion of specific value-objects in and from that value-space. Questions to do with what it is that we ought to distribute justly, and why this is so thus take up a considerable amount of my time.

I am currently focusing on conducting my own research, but I have previously helped teach courses in the philosophy of science at both Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. I have additional experience guiding undergraduates at Stockholm University as a supplemental instructor in undergraduate courses in both practical and theoretical philosophy.