Nicolai Krejberg Knudsen

Associate Member of Oxford’s Faculty of Philosophy

I work primarily on issues in phenomenology, social ontology, and practical philosophy. In general, my work focuses on the relation between human nature and sociality. I try to answer questions like: What enables individuals to constitute a group, and what does this tell us about the fundamental nature of the human being? How is moral agency transformed in communities? Can we ascribe responsibility to groups and not only individuals?

My current research projects are

  • A book manuscript entitled Heidegger’s Social Ontology.

  • A series of articles on The Phenomenology of Shared Responsibility. This project is funded by The Carlsberg Foundation. You can find a brief description of the project here.

The following papers are recently published or forthcoming:

You can reach me at Some of my work is available at my academia page.