The past two decades have seen an explosive surge in neuroscientific explanations of human nature, promising clear-cut biological answers to hackneyed philosophical questions concerning rationality, emotion, behavior, value, and ethics. This course sets out to examine to what extent such a promise is warranted – in particular concerning existential questions such as anxiety, responsibility, and religious faith.
PhD & MA (University of Copenhagen, 2008 & 2003). Associate Professor (Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen). With DIS since 2013.