Interview with 'PROFOUND' leader Mathea S. Sagdahl featured on

In a recent interview featured on, one of this year's project leaders, philosopher Mathea Slåttholm Sagdahl, who co-leads the CAS project 'The Profoundest Problem in Ethics (PROFOUND)' with Attila Tanyi, delves into the often complex relationship between moral obligations and personal interests.


Sagdahl, deeply immersed in these themes through her research, provides a nuanced perspective on how these aspects are interwoven in our daily decision-making processes.

The interview explores central themes from her book, Normative Pluralism: Resolving Conflicts between Moral and Prudential Reasons.

Sagdahl challenges the conventional notion that personal desires and moral considerations are inherently in conflict, suggesting the possibility of their coexistence in harmony.

Her insights underscore the significance of recognizing both moral and personal dimensions in ethical decision-making. This approach is particularly pertinent in today's world, where individual choices frequently have wider social and environmental consequences.

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Learn more about the CAS project PROFOUND here >

Published 30 November 2023, 10:36 | Last edited 01 February 2024, 9:26