Welcome to the workpage for Hugo Fjelsted Alrĝe
Hi! I am associate professor in philosophy of science and ethics at Aarhus University, working mainly in cross- and transdisciplinary research projects in the field of food, agriculture and environment.
In philosophy of science I place myself in the pragmatist tradition from Charles S. Peirce with roots back to Kant and Aristotle, inspired by later scientists and thinkers such as Niels Bohr, Gregory Bateson, Robert M. Pirsig and Niklas Luhmann. I work with a perspectivist framework in line with Ronald Giere’s scientific perspectivism, but with a cross-disciplinary focus. Important fields in my work are relationary metaphysics, peircean semiotics, biosemiotics and autopoietic systems theory.
In ethics I am mainly inspired by Hans Jonas’ ethics of responsibility, but also by Aldo Leopold’s land ethic and more recent work in technological and environmental ethics. I focus on the ethics of knowledge and science and ethics in relation to societal, technological and ecological systems, including recent systemic ethical concepts such as sustainability, precaution and ecological justice.
Department phone: +45 8999 1800