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Christian Munthe

Professor

Christian Munthe
Professor
Practical Philosophy
christian.munthe@gu.se
+46 31 786 4843

Room number: T334
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se

Visiting Address: Olof wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

About Christian Munthe

Christian Munthe is professor of practical philosophy since 2004, and conducts research and commissioned expert consultation on ethics, value and policy issues arising in the intersection of health, science & technology, the environment, society and the law. From 2016-18, he is elected member of the board of the University of Gothenburg.

Munthe has a developed cross-disciplinary approach and has collaborated with researchers and practitioners from, e.g., medicine and care, environmental-, natural and technological science, economics, law and politics. He is a frequently commissioned as expert by public agencies, and a source and particpant in media reporting and debates within his area of expertise. He also engages with the public through the blog Philosophical Comment and Twitter.

Research
Munthe has published 8 academic books and over 60 research articles or book chapters, and his latest books are The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Risk, (with Niklas Juth) The Ethics of Screening in Health Care and Medicine: Serving Society or Serving the Patient?, and the co-edited 3-part book series The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism: U.S. and Global Issues. In these, he develops a novel theory of the ethics of environmental and technological risks and applies it to a number of practical areas, he presents a seminal and comprehensive analysis of health-oriented so-called screening programmes, and he exhibits a broad crossdisciplinary work on hate crime, terrorism and related social issues. In recent years, he has published a string of works on the ethics of person centered care and shared decision making, the ethics of forensic psychiatry and related legal systems, reproductive and family ethics, and public health ethics. In addition, he has edited special symposia of international journals on the ethics of new media and the philosophy of hate crime

He is member of the editorial board of the internation research journal Bioethics, a founding member of the Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health (CELAM) and the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research (CARe) (where he is also member of the respective steering groups, as he is of the international Family Ethics Network), a member of the academic advisory board of the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), and associate senior research in the Urban Safety and Societal Security Research Center (URBSEC), as in Gothenburg Responsibility Project (GRP).

He has been PI or co-PI of projects, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR), Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ), Vardalstiftelsen, VINNOVA, The Swedish Government, and the European Commission. Currently, he is co-PI in the projects Practices Responsibility in Change (Dutch Research Council, NWO), Ethical Aspects of Person-centred Care (FORTE and VR), the Gothenburg Responsibility Project (VR and the University of Gothenburg), and the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research (UGOT Challenges).

Expert consultation
Munthe was a member of the Swedish government's National Council of Medical Ethics 2000-2006, and has performed many commissioned reports, expert consultations and other services for public agencies, the Swedish Parliament, and the national and county governments. He has been directly involved in the process of conceiving and designing specific law and other regulation or policy in several areas, such as reproductive and genetic medicine, biomedical research, public health policy and social care and welfare.

He is currently a member of the Delegation for Medical Ethics of the Swedish Society of Medicine, the Gene Technology Advisory Board, and the Working Group for Orderly Introduction of New Pharmaceuticals of the health Care Region of Västra Götaland.

Teching and supervision

Munthe's teaching in philosophy is focused on thesis supervision, examination and seminar moderation on the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. levels. He is also engaged as lecturer for programmes in health, natural or the technological sciences, as well as courses for medical researchers, clinical specialists and health professionals. His supervision interests include normative ethics and political philosophy/theory (including jurisprudence), and their applications to human practices, especially science, technology, health and the environment.

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Latest publications

Precaution and professional responsibility in surgery
Christian Munthe
1st Congress for Ethics and Neurosurgery, Stockholm, May 4-6, 2017., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

A Virtue of Precaution Regarding the Moral Status of Animals with Uncertain Sentience
Simon Knutsson, Christian Munthe
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Journal article 2017
Journal article

The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism: U.S. and Global Issues. Vol. 3
E. Dunbar, A. Blanco, D. A. Crèvecoeur-MacPhail, Christian Munthe, Michael Fingerle et al.
Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, Edited book 2017
Edited book

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2017

Precaution and professional responsibility in surgery
Christian Munthe
1st Congress for Ethics and Neurosurgery, Stockholm, May 4-6, 2017., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

A Virtue of Precaution Regarding the Moral Status of Animals with Uncertain Sentience
Simon Knutsson, Christian Munthe
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Journal article 2017
Journal article

The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism: U.S. and Global Issues. Vol. 3
E. Dunbar, A. Blanco, D. A. Crèvecoeur-MacPhail, Christian Munthe, Michael Fingerle et al.
Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, Edited book 2017
Edited book

Showing 1 - 10 of 370

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