CV – Professor Bengt Kristensson Uggla

Åbo Akademi University, Henriksgatan 7, FI-20500 Åbo, Finland
Office: +358 2 215 4216, Mobile: +46 70 569 1895
E-mail: bengt.kristenssonuggla(a)

Bengt Kristensson Uggla (born 1959) lives in Stockholm, Sweden, he is Amos Anderson Professor of Philosophy, Culture and Management at the Swedish-speaking university in Finland, Åbo Akademi. Bengts doctoral thesis from Lund University 1994 explores the communicative resources in Paul Ricoeur’s philosophical project from the 30s to the early 90s. He was appointed Associate Professor (Docent) in World Views and Ideologies at Uppsala University 1995 and has an extensive international cross-disciplinary network as well as experience of being a visiting scholar (Stanford University, SUNY at Stony Brook, North Park University, Stockholm University, Stockholm Institute of Education, Stockholm School of Theology) and experience of significant management positions such as dean at IFL (Swedish Institute of Management). He is also a member of the European Cultural Parliament and the Eco-Ethica Seminars arranged by Centre International pour l’Etude Comparée de Philosophie et d’Esthétique, Tokyo (2005 – ). Among other things he is acting as head of NUROP (the Nomadic University for Art, Philosophy and Enterprise in Europe. A joint initiative of the European Cultural Parliament, Åbo Akademi University and the Citadelarte-Fondazion Pistoletto – in cooperation with other actors in Europe, and frequently invited as speaker.

Bengt Kristensson Uggla is a distinguished expert on Paul Ricoeur’s work in its entirety, he has published books, articles, translations, introductions and contributions to anthologies in connection with Ricoeur’s philosophy. He has also extensively developed and implemented hermeneutics in a wide range of areas, such as education, communication theory, political philosophy, theology, management studies and different aspects of the arts. Among other things he acted as Keynote Speaker at Stockholm Summit for Top Leaders in School Education(2008) as well as at The 22th World Congress of Philosophy, Korea (2008).

The latest books published by Bengt Kristensson Uggla are

  • Ricoeur, Hermeneutics, and Globalization (New York/London: Continuum Books 2010).
  • Gustaf Wingren. Människan och teologin (Stockholm/Stehag: Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion 2010).
  • Homo Capax. Texter av Paul Ricœur om etik och filosofisk antropologi I urval av Bengt Kristensson Uggla (Göteborg: Daidalos 2011)