Tobias Hansson WahlbergSenior Lecturer, Reader, Director of Doctoral StudiesFormer name: Tobias Hansson

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities



I was awarded my PhD in December 2009. The dissertation (a compilation thesis) was about how physical, macroscopic objects persist through time, given B-time. I defended the endurance theory and pointed out new problems for the perdurance theory and the stage theory.

Over the last years my research has focused primarily on social ontology. Autumn 2011 I was granted funding by the Swedish Research Council (VR) for my project "Social Ontology and Theories of Persistence", and autumn 2015 I was granted funding by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) for my project "Causation in the Social Domain".


I have been a reader / associate professor / docent since October 2015.


I am a member of the following research groups and networks: Metaphysics and Collectivity, Nordic Network in Metaphysics, and the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS).


Supervision: main supervisor of doctoral student Jeroen Smid. 


Visiting researcher:

July-December 2006, Centre for Time, Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia;

May 2017, Institute of Philosophy, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


Normally, I teach on "Metaphysical Issues in Analytic Philosophy" (Level 2) and "Central Issues in Modern Theoretical Philosophy" (Level 3), and supervise bachelor and master students, but during 2017 I am on research leave. However, I still teach on the reading course on ontology (Level 4). 

Recent research outputs

Tobias Hansson Wahlberg 2018 Mar 23 In : Synthese. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobias Hansson Wahlberg 2017 In : Metaphysica. 18, 1, p. 107-125

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobias Hansson Wahlberg 2017 In : Synthese.

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