Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Elisabeth Furberg

Elisabeth Furberg

Deputy lecturer medical ethics

Elisabeth Furberg is a deputy senior lecturer in medical ethics at CRB and in philosophy at the University of Gothenburg. Broadly, her research interests include applied philosophy and ethics, bioethics, personal identity, value theory and philosophy of meaning. Her PhD in Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University 2012 discussed the moral legitimacy of advance directives and living wills, mainly in relation to theories of personal identity over time. One of her more recent research projects aimed to provide practical guidance in deciding how a publicly funded health care system ought to prioritise in health care.

In recent years Elisabeth Furberg has also initiated a national network for women in philosophy (SWIP-sweden). The goal of this network is to improve gender parity in philosophy.

E-mail: elisabeth.furberg@crb.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 65 65


  • Medical doctor’s programme at Uppsala University

Elisabeth Furberg is also planning and teaching a wide variety of courses in practical philosophy at introductory, intermediate and in-depth level – subjects including metaethics, ethics, applied ethics, philosophy of religion and theory of value and BA thesis supervision in practical philosophy at the University of Gothenburg.