I am Associate Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Copenhagen
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 having previously taught at the University of Edinburgh (where I received my PhD in 2008), the University of StirlingUniversity College Dublin and the University of Duisburg-Essen (where I received my Habilitation in 2014). I work mainly in ethics, bioethics and the philosophy of action. AddressUniversity of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, DK-1014 Copenhagen. Emailthe four letters of my first name at sund dot ku dot dk

Recent Books (older books here)
2016: Drones and Responsibility. Routledge (co-edited with Filippo Santoni). 

2015: Enhancement der Moral. Mentis (co-edited with Raphael van Riel & Jan Schildmann). 

2014: Ethics without Intention. Bloomsbury.

2013: Mindlessness. Cambridge Scholars.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles






2014Fathers and AbortionThe Journal of Medicine & Philosophy 39 (4): 444-458.


2014Addiction, Compulsion, and Agency. Neuroethics 7 (1): 105-107.


2013Withdrawing artificial nutrition and patients' interests. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (9): 555-556.


2013Embryo Loss and Double Effect. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (8): 537-540.














Other Academic Articles






















Reviews of my books



2016: IVF, same-sex couples and the value of biological ties. ETMP Workshop (University College Dublin).

2016: IVF-with-ROPA and the value of biological ties. Aarhus University.

2016: IVF, same-sex couples and the value of biological ties. KTH Stockholm.


2015: Varieties of Action and Responsibility: Lessons from Parks’ Somnambulistic Killing. 2015 OZSW Conference (Free University of Amsterdam, together with Filippo Santoni de Sio).

2015: Implicit Bias and Indifference. Reasons and the Psychology of Human Agents Workshop (University of Copenhagen).

2015: Responsibility, Technology and Tolerance Thresholds. Eindhoven University.

2015: Indifference. University of Copenhagen (Department of Philosophy).

2015: The Value of Indifference. University of Lund.

2015: Responsibility, Technology and Tolerance Thresholds. Delft University of Technology.

2015: Kamm, Kant and Double Effect. Roskilde University.

2015: Responsibility, Technology and Tolerance Thresholds. Aarhus University.

2015: Sexual Rights? University of Copenhagen (Department of Public Health).

2015: Zustimmung als Unterlassung. Universität Konstanz

2014: Should we be afraid of robots? Lessons from the theory of action and responsibility. 2014 OZSW Conference (University of Nijmegen; together with Filippo Santoni de Sio).

2014: Eight Arguments against Double Effect. Trinity College Dublin

2014: Eight Arguments against Double Effect. XXIII. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie (Universität Münster).

2014: Double Effect and Terror Bombing. SIFA2014 Conference (University of L’Aquila).

2014: Consent, opt-out and organ donation. Eindhoven University.

2014: Zustimmung in der Organspende-Debatte. Habilitationskolloquium (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2014: Sind Absichten Moralisch Neutral? 9. Gummersbacher Kolloquium.

2014: Autonome Waffensysteme: Wessen Verantwortung? Rüsten für die Zukunft? (Evangelische Akademie Loccum).

2014: Consent ain’t Anything. Analytics Bioethics in Europe Conference (Ghent University).

2014: The fear of automation and the ideal of direct control. Roboethics in Film (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, together with Filippo Santoni de Sio).

2014: Willensfreiheit, Determinismus und Verantwortung. LLL Verein (Universität Duisburg-Essen).


2013: Particularism and Practical Reason: Replying to Albertzart. Particularism Workshop (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2013: Enhancement, the Intellectualist Bias and Moral Agency. Neurointerventions and the Law workshop (Universität Hamburg).

2013: Enhancement, the Intellectualist Bias and Moral Agency. Neuroenhancement and Ethics conference (Ruhr Universität Bochum).

2012: Double Effect and Terror Bombing. Fourth Annual Dutch Conference on Practical Philosophy (Eindhoven University).

2012: The Trolley Problem and the Self-Sacrifice Trilemma. The Scope and Limits of Experimental Ethics workshop (Universität Konstanz).

2012: Double Effect and Terror Bombing. GAP.8 Kongress (Universität Konstanz).

2012: Mindlessness: all the things we do without thinking. Control and the Absent Mind conference (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2012: Ethik ohne Absicht und das Prinzip der Doppelwirkung. Mittelbaukolloquium (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2011: Self-Sacrifice and theTrolley Problem. European Workshop on Experimental Philosophy (Eindhoven University).

2011: Reply to Colin Allen’s Animal Cognition and the limits of experimental methods. Animal Cognition Workshop (Ruhr Universität Bochum).

2010: Nudges and Priming. Gummersbacher Kolloquium (Theodor-Heuss Akademie).

2010: Action vs. Freedom. Philosophiches Kolloquium (Universität Duisburg-Essen).

2010: Nudges and Priming. Green Nudges Conference (Manchester University).

2010: Online and Digital Agency. IDIS 2010 Conference (Rome).

2009: Knowing Future Contingents. Relativism Conference (University College Dublin).

2007: Bratman Refuted. OpenMinds2007 Graduate Conference (Manchester University).

2007: Automatic Actions and Davidsonian Rationalization. Graduate Conference (Durham University).

2006: Rationalizing Automaticity. OpenMinds2006 Graduate Conference (Manchester University).

2005: Alienation: On Treating Oneself as an Object. Sussex Graduate Conference (Sussex University).

2005: Alienation and Self-Objectification. SEP/FEP Joint Conference (Reading University).

2005: On Treating Oneself as an Object. Brave NewWorld 2005 (Manchester University).

2005: Rationality and Automaticity. Ireland Postgraduate Philosophy Conference (Trinity College Dublin).

2005: Action, Explanation, and Impotence. SPPA Seminar Day (Stirling University).

2004: Reply to Markus Schlosser's The Agent as Cause. SPPA Seminar Day (Glasgow University).

Teaching (evaluations available here)
2016-2017:
‘Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine’, undergraduate course, University of Copenhagen (course organizer, delivered all 16 lectures).

2015-2016: ‘Ethics and Philosophy of Technology’, undergraduate course, University of Copenhagen (course organizer, delivered 12 lectures).

2015-2016: ‘Introduction to STS’, graduate course, University of Copenhagen (delivered 2 lectures).

2015-2016: ‘Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine’, undergraduate course, University of Copenhagen (course organizer, delivered 12 lectures).

2014-2015: ‘Ethics of Medical Technology’, undergraduate course, University of Copenhagen (eight lectures delivered).

2014-2015: ‘Medical Ethics’, undergraduate course, University of Copenhagen (eight lectures delivered).

2014-2015: ‘Autonome Maschinen?’, graduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2013-2014: ‘Einführung in die Ethik Vorlesung’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2013-2014: ‘The Ethics and Politics of Prostitution and Body Parts’, graduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2013-2014: ‘Nikomachische Ethik’, graduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2013-2014: ‘The Ethics of Voting’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2012-2013: ‘Philosophische Anthropologie Vorlesung’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2012-2013: ‘Philosophie: Schreiben und Presentieren‘, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2012-2013: ‘Neuroenhancement: Moral Issues‘, graduate course, Ruhr Universität Bochum (course co-organizer, delivered one lecture).

2012-2013: 'Kants Ethik', undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2011-2012: ‘Einführung in die Ethik Vorlesung’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2011-2012: ‘Gewohnheiten und Automatische Handlungen in Philosophie und Psychologie’, graduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2011-2012: ‘Doppelwirkung’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2011-2012: ‘Rechtsphilosophie’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2010-2011: ‘Willensfreiheit’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2010-2011: `Marx`, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2010-2011: ‘Wäre es besser, nicht gewesen zu sein?’, graduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer; delivered all lectures).

2010-2011: `Handlungstheorie` graduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer; delivered all lectures).

2009-2010: 'Abortion and the Concept of the Person', undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2009-2010: ‘Animal Ethics’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2009-2010: ‘Rawls’s Theory of Justice’, undergraduate course, Universität Duisburg-Essen (course organizer, delivered all lectures).

2008–2009: ‘MA Advanced Readings in Analytic Philosophy’, graduate course, University College Dublin (course organizer; delivered all lectures).

2008–2009: ‘Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy’, 1st year Course, University College Dublin (course organizer; delivered all lectures).

2008–2009: ‘Knowledge & Reality’, 3rd year Course, University College Dublin (course organizer; delivered all lectures).

2007-2008: ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2007-2008: ‘Moral Philosophy’ tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2007-2008: ‘History of Modern Philosophy’ (honours) tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2007-2008: ‘From Plato to Existentialism’ seminar, University of Stirling.

2007-2008: ‘Morality & Metaphysics’ seminar, University of Stirling.

2006-2007: ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2006-2007: ‘Philosophy of Mind and Language’ (honours) tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2006-2007: ‘What does it all mean?’ seminar, University of Stirling.

2006-2007: ‘Introduction to Moral Philosophy’ seminar, University of Stirling.

2005-2006: ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2005-2006: ‘Moral Philosophy’ tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2005-2006: ‘History of Modern Philosophy’ (honours) tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2004-2005: ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

2004-2005: ‘Moral Philosophy’ tutorial, University of Edinburgh

2003-2004: ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ tutorial, University of Edinburgh.

More Info
Information on projects and events organized here. And here is my Google Scholar page with citations etc.


Book Reviews I have commissioned at Ethical Theory and Moral Practice as Reviews Editor