Mikael M. Karlsson


General information

Bibliography

Expert opinion

Teaching record

Occupation: Temporary Instructor
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Email: mike@hi.is
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Academic Background

1980-1981    University of Iceland: Studies at the B.A. level in the history of English, English phonetics and linguistics.

1970-1973    Brandeis University: Ph.D. in Philosophy, June, 1973. Thesis title: A Re-Examination of J. S. Mill’s Utilitarianism in the Light of his Philosophy of Science.

1972-1973   Northeastern University: Studies in geology and geography at the B.S. level. (Courses in general geology, historical geology, geomorphology, mineralogy and igneous and metamorphic petrology).

1965-1970    Brandeis University: M.A. in Philosophy, June, 1970.

1962-1965    Johns Hopkins University: B.A. in philosophy (cum laude), June, 1965.

1960-1961    Columbia University: Initial year of university studies.

 

Academic/Research Interests

moral philosophy, philosophcial psychology, philosophy of law, action theory, philosophy of science, ancient philosophy

Work Experience

Principal Positions:

1995-present                Professor of Philosophy, University of Iceland

2006-2007                    Professor, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri

2003-2006                    Dean of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri

1986-1995                    Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Iceland

1982-1986                    Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Iceland

1975-1982                    Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Iceland

1974-1975                    Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

1973-1974                    Instructor in Philosophy, University of Iceland

1969-1973                    Instructor in Philosophy, Northeastern University

1968-1969                    Instructor in Philosophy, Simmons College

1967-1968                    National Teaching Fellow in Philosophy and Western Civilization, Simmons College



Other academic positions, including exchange teaching, special visiting positions, resident research fellowships & seminar directorships:

1979-present                Consultant to the Department of Physiology, University of Iceland

February-March, 2007     Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Genoa

November, 2006            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Nancy 2

December, 2006            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa

February, 2006              Seminar director and co-teacher, ERASMUS Intensive Seminar, "Cognition, Motivation and
                                 Action", University of Akureyri, 10-21 February 2006*

December, 2005            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Nancy 2

December, 2005            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa

December, 2004            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Nancy 2

December, 2004            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa

December, 2003            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Nancy 2

December, 2003            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa

April, 2003                   Visiting Scholar, Smith College

December, 2002            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Nancy 2

December, 2002            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa

December, 2001            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Nancy 2

December, 2001            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa

December, 2001            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Epistemology, University of Genoa

November, 2001            Exchange-teacher, Department of Practical Philosophy, University of Latvia

August, 2001                Seminar director and co-teacher, NORDPLUS Intensive Program, "Inference to the Best
                                 Explanation", University of Iceland (held in Munaðarnes), 14-25 August 2001

July, 2001                    Seminar director and co-teacher, SOCRATES Intensive Program, "Governmental
                                 Authority and Legitimacy", University of Rennes I, 15-25 July 2001

December, 2000            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Epistemology, University of Genoa

October, 2000               Exchange-teacher, Department of Practical Philosophy, University of Latvia

July, 2000                    Seminar director and co-teacher, SOCRATES Intensive Program, "Equity versus
                                 Efficiency in Political and Economic Decision-making", University of Rennes I, 16-26 July 2000*

Feburary, 2000              Seminar director and co-teacher, SOCRATES Intensive Program, "Learning, Perception
                                 and Language", University of Iceland, 5-20 February 2000*

December, 1999            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Epistemology, University of Genoa

July, 1999                    Seminar director, SOCRATES Intensive Program, "Justice in a Pluralistic Society",
                                 University of Rennes I, 15-25 July 1999*

December, 1998            SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Epistemology, University of Genoa

July, 1998                    Seminar director, SOCRATES Intensive Program, "Citizenship in the European Context",
                                 University of Rennes I, 15-25 July 1998*

May, 1998                    SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, Technical University Berlin

April, 1998                   SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, Technical University Berlin

April, 1998                   SOCRATES exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa

July, 1997                    Seminar director, ERASMUS Intensive Program, "Freedom in the European Context",
                                 University of Rennes I, 16-26 July 1997*

December, 1996            ERASMUS exchange-teacher, Department of Epistemology, University of Genoa

July, 1996                    Seminar director, ERASMUS Intensive Program, "European Democracy and its
                                 Problems", University of Rennes I, 15-25 July 1996*

March, 1996                  ERASMUS exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa

January-February, 1996   Organizer and co-teacher of ERASMUS Short Course, "Mind, Language and
                                 Behavior", University of Iceland, 29 January-16 February 1996*

July, 1995                    Seminar director and co-teacher, ERASMUS Intensive Program, "Fundamental Rights
                                 in the European Context: Concepts and Legal Protections", University of Rennes I, 16-26 July 1995*

December, 1994            ERASMUS exchange-teacher, Faculty of Law, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián

May, 1994                    ERASMUS exchange-teacher, Department of Philosophy and Theory of Science, University of Venice

March, 1994                  Visiting Professor, Department of Legal, Administrative and Political Sciences,
                                 University of Paris X (Nanterre)

spring 1991                   Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Criminology and the Social and Philosophical
                                 Study of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh

spring 1991                   Visiting Research Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

spring 1991                   Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of St. Andrews

fall 1988                      Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

May, 1987                    Visiting Professor, Department of Legal, Administrative and Political Sciences, University
                                 of Paris X (Nanterre)

spring 1987                   Visiting Research Associate in Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

summer 1982                Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

summer 1977                Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

1972-1974                    Adjunct faculty member, Goddard College (directing M.A. thesis research)

summer 1967                Teaching Assistant in Philosophy, Summer Institute of Philosophy, University of
                                 Calgary


*ERASMUS Intensive Program activity

Other information

In addition to pursuing his teaching interests and scholarly research, Mikael M. Karlsson has been especially active in international education, professional activities and administration.

1992-present     International Liason Officer for Department of Philosophy, University of Iceland

1995-present     Co-ordinator, NORDPLUS Network in Philosophy (presently a network of 17 Nordic universities)

1984-present     President of Vettvangur, The Icelandic Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (Icelandic National Section of
                      the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy)

1983-present     Member of the Editorial Board of Philosophical Inquiry

2003-2007        Dean of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri

1995-2003        Member of the Student-Teacher Advisory Committee in Philosophy, University of Iceland

1978-2003        Academic Advisor in Philosophy, University of Iceland

1997-2002        Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Hume Society

1994-2002        Member of the Executive Committee of the Hume Society (ex officio 1997-2002)

1998-2001        Acting Director of Student Counseling Office, University of Iceland

1997-2001        Member of the Advisory Committee on Genetically Modified Organisms (Ministry of Environment)

1991-2000        Member of the International Relations Committee of the University of Iceland

1978-2000        Member of the Executive Committee of the Nordic Institute of Philosophy

1997-1999        Member of the Scientific Research Ethics Committee (Ministry of Health)

1997               Member of Committee to Review Technical and Scientific Education in Primary and Secondary Schools (Ministry of Education).

1995-1999        Vice-President of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) and ex officio member of
                     the Executive Committee

March, 1995      Member of the Academic Advisory Group for the ERASMUS Program

1994-1995        Member of the Special Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Patenting in the Area of Biotechnology

1994-1995        Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, University of Iceland

March, 1994      Member of the Academic Advisory Group for the ERASMUS Program

1993-1997        Coordinator of ERASMUS ICP-IS-3006 (includes former ICP-IS-3007)

1993-1997        Program Director for ERASMUS ICP-IS-3006, ICP-I-1085 and ICP-F-1097

March, 1993      Member of the Academic Advisory Group for the ERASMUS Program

1992-1993        Member of the Student-Teacher Advisory Committee in Philosophy, University of Iceland

1991-1994        Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Iceland

1990-1991        Member of the Board of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Iceland

1989-1990        Acting Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Iceland

1988-1990        Member of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Icelandic Journalists

1987-1988        Chairman of the Icelandic Association for Philosophy

1984-1990        Member of the Executive Committee of the Hume Society

1982-1989        Chairman of the Student-Teacher Advisory Committee in Philosophy, University of Iceland

1978-1981        Chairman of the Student-Teacher Advisory Committee in Philosophy, University of Iceland

1976-1981        Acting Chairman of the Icelandic Association for Philosophy