Jens Silfvast

  • I am a philosopher, and a new member of the Sjählö group, which I joined in the spring 2015.
  • I took my PhD degree in philosophy in 1999 at the University of Helsinki.
  • Since then I have been working mainly as a teacher both at the university and in various high schools.                                                                                                                                                           Together with some university colleagues I have written a series of text books in philosophy for use in high schools serving the Swedish-speaking minority Finland.
  • My main areas of interest within philosophy are philosophical anthropology, ethics and political philosophy.                                                                                                                                                    In my teaching, lecturing and writing I have focused especially on the following issues:
  • –       – personhood and identity
  • –       – human dignity and respect
  • –       – social inclusion and exclusion
  • –       – moral aspects of state borders and citizenship.