Associate Professor Pär Segerdahl (Sweden)

Pär Segerdahl is Associate Professor of philosophy at Uppsala University. He works at the Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University where he is a member of the HumAnimal group. In his research he uses examples from ape language research to explore philosophical questions about the human/animal divide. His publications include Language Use (Macmillan, 1996); Kanzi’s Primal Language: The Cultural Initiation of Primates into Language (Palgrave, 2005); and (as editor) Undisciplined Animals: Invitations to Animal Studies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). He has published papers on linguistic theory, conversation analysis, philosophy of mind, Wittgenstein, ape language research, animal welfare, and gender theory.