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Asger Sørensen


Associate Professor, mag.art., Ph.D.

Primary affiliation

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Areas of expertise

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Political Philosophy
  • Social Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science

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Asger Sørensen (b. 1960) is Associate Professor in Philosophy of Education at Aarhus University, Denmark, holding a mag. art. (1992) and a Ph. D. (1999) in Philosophy from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has been invited to lecture (in Danish, English and Spanish) at universities at five continents, e.g. in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, China, Mexico, and Uruguay. He is currently vicepresident of the Danish corps of university censor in philosophy, and earlier he has served as spokesperson of the Nordic Summer University and as president of the Danish Philosophical Society.


Currently, my research interests include academic freedom, alienation, Critical Theory, Bildung, citizenship education, democracy, justice, and peace. 

Teaching activities

My primary teaching takes place at the course Modern Philosophy of Education, where I lecture on, among others, the idea of a university, academic freedom, the justification for education, critique of ideology, citizenship education, democracy, republicanism and peace. 

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