Staff – University of Copenhagen

Johann-Christian Põder

Johann-Christian Põder


Primary fields of research

 Theoretical and applied ethics                                                                                                          Medical ethics                                                                                                                        Individualized medicine, predictive medicine                                                                                  Disease and health                                                                                                                        Disability                                                                                                                                          Political philosophy, human rights                                                                                              Philosophy of religion, phenomenology, hermeneutics, transcendental pragmatics                          K.E. Løgstrup                                                                                                                                20th century theology

Current research

Postdoc-project (Carlsberg Foundation):

Knowing the Future: Prediction, Pathologization, and God                                                                                        

Today´s medicine is increasingly future-oriented, focusing on prediction and prevention of future disease. This development has significant cultural and political, but also personal implications. How does information on future disease impact the life quality of  the people affected? And how should we respond to the anticipatory face of today´s medicine? This project explores these questions from the perspective of medical philosophy and systematic theology, by focusing on risk perception, health worry, and possible coping strategies.

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