SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Dr Björn Freter

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Freter Bjorn
Department of Religions and Philosophies, School of History, Religions and Philosophies

Lecturer in World Philosophy

Dr Björn Freter
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Björn joined the Department of Religions and Philosophies as a Lecturer in World Philosophies 2022. Until then he was working as an Independent Researcher based in Knoxville, TN, USA where he still resides when he is not at SOAS.

His research fields include political philosophy, African philosophy, animal ethics, phenomenology of normativity, literary studies and feminist philosophy. His current main research project aims at the Desuperiorization of Philosophy, ie. developing a radically anti-oppressive moral philosophy, and at the Foundation of Superaltern Studies, a research area investigating the western superiorist traditions and its self-representation as global moral authority (see this conference form 2021:

Thoughts: Philosophy Untangled Postcast/Episode 28 Superiorism
Hamish Stewart and Alexandros Constantinou talk to Björn Freter



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