Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Curriculum Vitae for Per Sandin

28 November 2011

Born 1970. Swedish citizen. Present Position: Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Environmental Ethics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala


PhD in Philosophy, KTH, 2005.

Licentiate (level between Master’s Degree and Doctorate) in philosophy, KTH, 2003.

MA in philosophy, Uppsala University, 1999 (minor: English).

BA in philosophy, Uppsala University, 1998 (minor: English).

University Diploma, Swedish Language Consultancy. Stockholm University, 1997.

Research Areas

Applied ethics, philosophy of risk, ethics



Alverbro, K; Finnveden G and Sandin P. Ethical analysis of three me-thods for destruction of ammunition. Risk Management 13, 63-79, 2011.

Sandin, P. Preparation, response, numbers, and fairness. Review Journal of Political Philosophy 8(2), 25-34, 2011

Sandin, P. Firefighting Ethics: Principlism for Burning Issues. Ethical Perspectives 16, 225-251, 2009.

Sandin P: Approaches to Ethics for Corporate Crisis Management. Journal of Business Ethics 87, 109-116, 2009.

Sandin, P and Wester, M. The Moral Black Hole Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12(3), 291-301, 2009.

Sandin P: Supreme Emergencies Without the Bad Guys. Philosophia 37(1), 153-157, 2009.

Sandin P. Collective Military Virtues. Journal of Military Ethics 6 (4) 303-314, 2007.

Sandin P. The Precautionary Principle and Food Safety. Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (Journal for Consumer Protection and Food Safety), 1(1), 2-4, 2006.

Sandin P. A Paradox out of Context: Harris and Holm on the Precautionary Principle. Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics 15(2), 175–183, 2006.

Sandin P. Has Psychology Debunked Conceptual Analysis? Metaphilosophy 37(1), 26–33, 2006.

Sandin P. Naturalness and de mininis risk. Environmental Ethics 27(2), 191–200, 2005.

Sandin, P. The Precautionary Principle and the Concept of Precaution. Environmental Values 13, 461–475, 2004.

Sandin P. Virtual Child Pornography and Utilitarianism. Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society 2(4), 217–223, 2004.

Sandin, P. et al., Precautionary Defaults – A New Strategy for Chemical Risk Management. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 10 (1), 1–18 (2004).

Sandin, P. et al, Five Charges against the Precautionary Principle. Journal of Risk Research 5(4), 287–299, 2002.

Sandin, P. & Hansson, S.O., The Default Value Approach to the Precautionary Principle. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 8(3), 463–471, 2002.

Sandin, P. Dimensions of the Precautionary Principle. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 5 (5), pp. 889-907, 1999.

Book Chapters

Ahteensuu, M and Sandin, P. The precatutionary principle. Forthcoming in Roeser, S; Hillerbrand, R; Sandin P, and Peterson M (eds), Springer Handbook of Risk Theory.

Sandin, P. Naturalness, artifacts, and value. In M.J. de Vries, S.O. Hansson and A.W.M. Meijers (eds.), Norms and the Artificial: Moral And Non-Moral Norms in Technology. Springer, forthcoming.

Sandin, P. A New Virtue-Based Understanding of the Precautionary Principle. In M.A. Bedau and E.C. Parke, (eds.) The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Socia Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory (MIT Press, 2009).

Sandin, P. Common Sense Precaution and Varieties of the Precautionary Principle, in Tim Lewens (ed.), Risk: Philosophical Perspectives (Routledge, 2007).


Sandin, P.  Review of Saul Smilansky, 10 Moral Paradoxes (Blackwell, 2007). Theoria 75 (2009), 65-66.

Review of Michael L. Gross, Bioethics and Armed Conflict: The Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War (MIT Press, 2006). Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17, (2008), 131-133.

Review of Richard Sorabji and David Rodin (eds.), The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006). Theoria 73 (2007), 244-247.

Review of Cass R. Sunstein, Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle (Cambridge UP, 2005). Environmental Ethics 29 (2007), 107-109.

Review of Poul Harremoës et al. (eds.) The Precautionary Principle in the 20th Century: Late Lessons from Early Warnings (London: Earthscan, 2002). Journal of Risk Research, 7 (4), 365–369, 2004.

Review of Julian Morris (ed.), Rethinking Risk and the Precautionary Principle (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000). Risk Management: an International Journal, 4(3), 75–76, 2002.

Edited Book

Roeser, S; Hillerbrand, R; Sandin P, and Peterson M (eds). Springer Handbook of Risk Theory. Springer, forthcoming.

Selected Conference Presentations (peer-reviewed)

Technological Artifacts, Naturalness and Intrinsic Value. 17th interna-tional biennial conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, Denton, TX, May 2011.

Women and Children First. Annual Conference of the Society for Ap-plied Philosophy, St Anne’s College, Oxford, July 2010.

Self-Defense and Supreme Emergency in Bioethics. 9th World Confe-rence on Bioethics, Rijeka, Croatia, 6 September 2008.

Corporate Military Virtues. Fifth International Conference on Collective Intentionality (COLLINT-V), Helsinki, Finland, 30 August–3 September 2006.


Sandin,P. The Precautionary Principle. Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Gale/Cengage Learning 2009.

Peterson, M and Sandin, P. Guest editors’ introduction. Journal of Risk Research 13(2), 135-136, 2010 (special issue on the philosophy of risk, guest editors Martin Peterson and Per Sandin).

Sandin, P. and Peterson, M. Guest editor’s introduction. Philosophy of Management 8(2) 1-2, 2009 (special issue on the ethics of crisis management, guest editors Per Sandin and Martin Peterson).

Academic Positions Held

Senior Lecturer, SLU, October 2009-

Researcher, KTH, 2005–2009

Acting Senior Lecturer, philosophy, Luleå University of Technology, Spring 2005.

PhD Student, KTH, 2001–2005.

Other Relevant Experience

Executive Editor of Philosophy & Technology (2011-)

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University/ANU, Canberra, Australia, February-April 2009

Associate Editor of Theoria – A Swedish Journal of Philosophy, peer-reviewed international philosophy journal (2005–2007)

Member of the editorial board of Humanities and Technology Review (2003–).

Editorial assistant of Theoria – A Swedish Journal of Philosophy, (1999-2005).

Peer reviewer for several scholarly journals.

Reviewer of books for Bibliotekstjänst (a company supplying books to Swedish public libraries), 1999-2007.

Military Service, Medic, Swedish Army (Infantry), 1990-1991.

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