Elisabeth Furberg

Elisabeth Furberg

Deputy lecturer medical ethics

Elisabeth Furberg is a reseracher and lecturer at CRB. 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. Elisabeth Furberg has an additional interest in questions of gender parity in philosophy, as well as the theory and practice of teaching ethics in higher education.

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

Selected publications

  • Malmqvist, Erik; Furberg, Elisabeth; Sandman, Lars

    Ethical aspects of medical age assessment in the asylum process: a Swedish perspective

    Part of International journal of legal medicine (Print), p. 815-823, 2018.

    Open access
  • Furberg, Elisabeth

    Are we persons or animals? Exposing an anthropocentric bias and suggesting a hybrid view

    Part of Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, p. 279 279-287 287, 2017.


  • Medical doctor’s programme at Uppsala University
  • Bachelor’s and master’s education of biology at Uppsala University
  • Master programme in medical research at Uppsala University

Elisabeth Furberg also has experience of 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.