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Per Sandin

Per Sandin
Senior lecturer in bioethics and environmental ethics at SLU since 2009.


I am an associate professor/reader ('docent') in philosophy, with broad interests in moral philosophy and applied ethics, for instance the ethics of crises and disasters. My philosophical outlook is generally within the analytic tradition. Teaching extensively on environmental ethics, research ethics, etc.

I am also a member of the Swedish Ethical Review Authority and an deputy member of the Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board.


I contribute ethics lectures and exercises to several programs. I am also responsible for organzing research ethics/philosophy of science courses for PhD students. Search "ethics" in the SLU course database if you are interested in participating"

Selected publications

Baard, P., & Sandin, P. (2022). Principlism and citizen science: the possibilities and limitations of principlism for guiding responsible citizen science conduct. Research Ethics, 18(4), 304–318.

Sandin, P., Robaey, Z. (2021). Modern Biotechnology, Agriculture, and Ethics. In: Poff, D.C., Michalos, A.C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer, Cham.

Sandin, P., Munthe, C. and Edvardsson Björnberg, K. (2021): Technology Neutrality in European Regulation of GMOs, Ethics, Policy & Environment, DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2020.1865085

Edvardsson Björnberg, K.; Röcklinsberg, H. & Sandin, P. (2020). ‘Cornwallism’ andArguments against Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions. Environmental Values. 29(6)

Sandin, P. & Peterson, M. (2019). Is the Precautionary Principle a Midlevel Principle? Ethics, Policy & Environment. 

Sandin, P. Conceptualizations of disasters in Philosophy (2018) n: O’Mathúna D., Dranseika V., Gordijn B. (eds) Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories. Advancing Global Bioethics, vol 11. Springer, Cham. (2018).

Sandin, P. How to Label ‘Natural’ Foods: a Matter of Complexity. Food Ethics 1(2), 97-107, 2017. Open Access here.

Sandin, P. The Profession and the Killer App, or What Environmental Ethicists Might Learn from Bioethics: A Commentary. Ethics, Policy & Environment 18(3), 2015.

Moula, P. and Sandin, P. Evaluating ethical tools. Metaphilosophy 46, 263–279, 2015.

Peterson, M. & Sandin, P. The last man argument revisited. Journal of Value Inquiry 37, 121-133, 2013.


Senior Lecturer at the Department of Crop Production Ecology; Agricultural cropping systems
Telephone: +4618673342
Postal address:
Inst för växtproduktionsekologi, Box 7043
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16, Uppsala