Position/s

Lecturer
Department of Philosophy

Biography

After having done two BA's - one in mathematics and one in political science - Lina Eriksson did her PhD in political science/political theory at the Political Science department at Goteborg University, Sweden. Her doctoral studies also included a year at Harvard University, USA on a Fulbright scholarship. In 2005, she then moved to the Philosophy Program at Australian National University, where she did a post doc on several different projects for 5 years. In 2010, she took up a position as a Lecturer in philosophy at Flinders University. 

Qualifications

BA in mathematics, Goteborg University
BA in political science, Goteborg University
PhD in political science, Goteborg University

Honours, awards and grants

Fulbright Scholarshop 2001-2002
Stein Rokkan Prize in Comparative Politics 2008

Key responsibilities

Lina Eriksson is currently teaching Ethics for Professionals, and will in 2011 teach Global Justice and general political philosophy (The Individual and Society).

Teaching interests

Critical reasoning, political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of science

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Research interests

Political Philosophy
Ethics
Philosophy of Social Science
Decision Theory

Supervisory interests

  • Moral and social philosophy
  • Philosophy of economics
  • Political philosophy, contemporary

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : philosophy of psychology and political philosophy (1) ;

Associate supervisor : political philosophy (2) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Ethics (1) ;

Publications

  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2010). Rational Choice Explanations of Norms: What they can and cannot tell us. In Michael Baurmann, Geoffrey Brennan, Robert E. Goodin, and Nicholas Southwood, ed. Norms and Values: The Role of Social Norms as Instruments of Value Realisation. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, pp. 179-197.
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2009). Self-governance in micro-level theory. In Peter Triantafillou and Eva Sorensen, ed. Politics of Self-Governance. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 61-74.
    [Web Link]
  • Brennan, G., Eriksson, L., Goodin, R. and Southwood, N. (2013). Explaining Norms. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2011). Rational Choice Theory - Potential and Limits. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Goodin, R.E., Rice, J., Parpo, A. and Eriksson, L.M.J. (2008). Discretionary Time: a new measure of freedom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2005). Economic Man - the last man standing. Göteborg: Göteborg University.
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2008). The Concept(s) and Controversies of Equilibrium. Biology and Philosophy, 23(3) pp. 447-454.
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2008). Issues in Democratic Theory. Political Theory, 36(4) pp. 641-646.
  • Brennan, G., Eriksson, L., Goodin, R. and Southwood, N. (2013). Explaining Norms. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    [Web Link]
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2011). Rational Choice Theory - Potential and Limits. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Goodin, R.E., Rice, J., Parpo, A. and Eriksson, L.M.J. (2008). Discretionary Time: a new measure of freedom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2010). Rational Choice Explanations of Norms: What they can and cannot tell us. In Michael Baurmann, Geoffrey Brennan, Robert E. Goodin, and Nicholas Southwood, ed. Norms and Values: The Role of Social Norms as Instruments of Value Realisation. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, pp. 179-197.
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2009). Self-governance in micro-level theory. In Peter Triantafillou and Eva Sorensen, ed. Politics of Self-Governance. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 61-74.
    [Web Link]
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. and Rabinowicz, W. (2013). The Interference Problem for the Betting Interpretation. Synthese, 190(5) pp. 809-830.
    [10.1007/s11229-012-0187-7] [Scopus]
  • Southwood, N. and Eriksson, L.M.J. (2011). Norms and Conventions. Philosophical Explorations, 14(2) pp. 195-217.
    [10.1080/13869795.2011.569748] [Scopus]
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. (2010). Choice under Description: The Motivational Nexus. Rationality and Society, 22(2) pp. 159-187.
    [10.1177/1043463110364729] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Goodin, R.E. and Eriksson, L.M.J. (2009). Democratically relevant alternatives. Analysis, 69(1) pp. 9-17.
    [10.1093/analys/ann002] [10.1093/analys/ann002] [Scopus]
  • Eriksson, L.M.J. and Goodin, R.E. (2007). The Measuring Rod of Time: The Example of Swedish Day-fines. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 24(2) pp. 125-136.
    [10.1111/j.1468-5930.2007.00376.x]

Professional and community engagement

On the editorial board for Jounral of Democratic Theory.
Reviewer for several academic journals.
Lecturer for professional development workshops for teachers in the IB -program, on democracy and on global citizenship.
Assissting Year 12-students with their research projects.

Contact

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