Among the research areas covered by LGRP are free will, human agency and incapacity, collective responsibility, excuses and mitigation, the implications of neuroscience for human freedom and responsibility, and the normative principles governing practices relating to accountability and punishment. Members of the group are also concerned with more applied aspects in this area, including responsibility and mental illness, business and corporate responsibility, medical ethics, and the political dimension of responsibility as it arises in problems such as immigration, social justice and the environment.
The primary aim of LGRP is to generate and deliver substantial research contributions on this wide set of problems and issues and to become a leading center for the study of these fundamental problems and concerns in all aspects of human life.
The funding provided by the Swedish Research Council is part of a wider program to attract leading international researchers to Sweden and to encourage them to build and base their research activities here.
For more information, see LGRP’s website at www.lgrp.lu.se