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Victor Moberger

I teach in ethics, metaethics, critical thinking, and political philosophy. My research is mainly focused on metaethics and critical thinking.

Works at

Associate professor at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Section: Philosophy
A, Humanisthuset, HUM.A.135 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Academic Background
PhD in Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University, 2018.

Researcher at Stockholm University within the three-year project What if nothing matters? Nihilism and its implications (with Jonas Olson and Nicolas Olsson Yaouzis), funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2020–2022.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
2017. "Not Just Errors: A New Interpretation of Mackie's Error Theory". Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, 5(3): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.15173/jhap.v5i3.2953

2019. "The Mackiean Supervenience Challenge". Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 22(1): 219–236. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10677-019-09987-5

2020. "Hume's Dictum and Metaethics". The Philosophical Quarterly, 70(279): 328–349. https://doi.org/10.1093/pq/pqz058

2020. "Bullshit, Pseudoscience and Pseudophilosophy". Theoria, 86(5): 595–611. https://doi.org/10.1111/theo.12271

2022. "Non-Naturalism and Reasons-Firstism: How to Solve the Discontinuity Problem by Reducing Two Queerness Worries to One". The Journal of Ethics, 26(1): 131–154. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10892-021-09382-2

2023. "Moral Fictionalism: How and Why?" (with Jonas Olson). In S. Brock and R. Joyce (eds.), Moral Fictionalism and Religious Fictionalism, 64–85. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198881865.003.0004

2024. "The Limits of the Just-Too-Different Argument" (with Ragnar Francén). Ratio, 37(1): 64–75. https://doi.org/10.1111/rati.12391

forthcoming. "Robust Normativity and the Argument from Weirdness: Revisiting Mackie's Critique". Journal of Moral Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1163/17455243-21010014

forthcoming. "Error Theory and Beyond" (with Jonas Olson). In D. Copp and C. Rosati (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaethics. Oxford University Press.

forthcoming. "Impossible Ethics: Do Population Ethical Impossibility Results Support Moral Skepticism and/or Anti-Realism?". Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.

Other Publications in English
2012. Review of Torbjörn Tännsjö, From Reasons to Norms: On the Basic Question in Ethics. Theoria, 78(1): 84–88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-2567.2011.01124.x

2018. The Queerness of Objective Values: An Essay on Mackiean Metaethics and the Arguments from Queerness (Doctoral Dissertation). Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University. https://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:1255343&language=en

2021. "Pseudophilosophy encourages confused, self-indulgent thinking". Psyche, 9 February 2021. (Reproduced in the HPS&ST Newsletter, September 2021.)

2022. "The Truth about Objective Truths". Free Inquiry, 42(6): 50–52.

forthcoming. Theories of Justice and Rights (by J. L. Mackie, edited together with Jonas Olson). Oxford University Press.

Publications in Swedish
2012. "Don Loeb om gastronomisk realism". Filosofisk tidskrift, 33(1): 31–37.

2012. Review of Birgitta Forsman, Gudlös etik: en befrielse ur religionens tvångströja. Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, 16(3): 56–61.

2012. "Tolvstegsideologin som pseudovetenskap". Folkvett, 2012(4): 7–38.

2013. Reply to Ylva Bexell. Folkvett, 2013(1): 60–63.

2013. Review of Sam Harris, Moralens landskap. Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, 17(2): 38–40.

2015. "Tio vanliga argumentationsmisstag". Folkvett, 2015(4): 33–51.

2016. "Mackie och misstagsteorin". Filosofisk tidskrift, 37(1): 21–33.

2018. Review of Åsa Wikforss, Alternativa fakta: Om kunskapen och dess fiender. Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, 22(1): 38–45.

2018. "Non-naturalism och superveniens". Filosofisk tidskrift, 39(2): 27–42.

2018. "Bullshit, pseudovetenskap och pseudofilosofi". Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, 22(3): 1–15.

2021. Grundbok i metaetik (with Nils Franzén and Olle Risberg). Lund: Studentlitteratur. https://www.studentlitteratur.se/kurslitteratur/humaniora-och-samhallsvetenskap/filosofi/grundbok-i-metaetik

2022. "Objektiva sanningar". Filosofisk tidskrift, 43(1): 24–41.

2023. "Moralisk realism, relativism eller nihilism?". Sans, 13(2): 64–69.

2023. Review of Christer Sturmark with Douglas Hofstadter, Konsten att tänka klart. Filosofisk tidskrift, 44(2): 57–62.

2023. Reply to Lars Bergström. Sans, 13(3): 97.

2023. "Teism och apriorisk tillförlitlighet". Filosofisk tidskrift, 44(3): 11–23.

Ratio (Oxford. Print)
Francén, Ragnar; Moberger, Victor
Sans, Fri tanke 2023, Vol. 13, (3) : 97-97
Moberger, Victor
Sans, Fri tanke 2023, Vol. 13, (2) : 64-69
Moberger, Victor
Filosofisk Tidskrift, Bokförlaget Thales 2023, Vol. 44, (2) : 57-62
Moberger, Victor
Filosofisk Tidskrift, Stockholm: Thales 2023, Vol. 44, (3) : 11-23
Moberger, Victor
Moral fictionalism and religious fictionalism, Oxford University Press 2023 : 64-85
Moberger, Victor; Olson, Jonas
Free Inquiry, Vol. 42, (6) : 50-52
Moberger, Victor
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2021
Franzén, Nils; Moberger, Victor; Risberg, Olle